Centennial Park - South Australian Garden of Remembrance Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location Pasadena, Mitcham - South Australia, Australia
Co‑ordinates S34.9956964, E138.5887093
Description

Goodwood Road, Pasadena, South Australia.

The South Australian Garden of Remembrance Commemorates those servicemen and women who died in South Australia and whose graves cannot be properly commemorated or were cremated and their ashes scattered.

The South Australian Garden of Remembrance is situated within the Centennial Park Cemetery, within the garden it has a capacity to hold 30,000 plaques and stands adjacent to the Derrick Gardens (with the Cross of Sacrifice).

A peaceful and tranquil setting is created through the use of water features, a reflection pool and a channel that runs the length of the garden.

It features 36 walls displaying the names of around 18,500 servicemen and women who died in South Australia.

The original garden was constructed in the early 1960s.

In the late 1980s it was decided to relocate the garden, and the present site was officially opened by the then Minister for Veterans' Affairs, the Hon. Ben Humphreys MP, on 18 March 1988.

On the approach road to the garden, and adjacent to the car park, there are replicas of an aeroplane propeller, a ship's wheel and a gun carriage wheel. These represent the three services - Air Force, Navy and Army.

Upon entering the garden through the entrance building, an opening plaque is on the left hand wall. The entry building also houses the register books which list the wall and row number of each individual plaque.

Upon passing through the entry building, the reflection pool and a large dedication plaque can be seen. From here a pathway leads into the garden itself. Running through the centre of the pathway is a water course which extends the length of the garden. The water feature passes through a central gazebo and culminates in a fountain. On each side of the main walkway are the commemorative walls. The perimeter of the garden is flanked by trees.

In the centre of the garden is a large contemplation area where visitors can rest.

This Garden of Remembrance is maintained by the Office of Australian War Graves within the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Thank you to the DVA for their information.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  17/3/2015.  Lest we forget.

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Names

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HICKEY, Thomas Christopher

Service number SX9097
Lance Sergeant
2nd/9th Australian General Hospital
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 10 Dec 1909

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COWPER, Robert Barson

Service number 407666
Squadron Leader
No. 456 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 24 Jun 1922

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HARVEY, David James

Service number 2117
Shoeing-Smith
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1887

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BREW , Louis Wilfred

Service number W29314
Sergeant
Born 1 Apr 1899

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CORNISH, Brian Leslie

Service number 432018
Lieutenant Colonel
1st Field Regiment
Australian Army
Born 30 Dec 1924

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WEDD, Selwyn

Service number S28811
Captain
Australian Army Service Corps HQ
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 2 Apr 1907

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RUNGE, Colin Edward

Service number 419815
Flight Lieutenant
Born 19 Oct 1914

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CHAMBERS, Charles Pen

Service number 3826
Private
Born 1900

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