North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, S.A. Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location Cemetery Avenue, Nailsworth, Prospect - South Australia, Australia
Co‑ordinates S34.890185, E138.606321
Description

North Road Cemetery is located in the leafy suburb of Nailsworth, approximately 5 km north of Adelaide city.   It is a resting place of Pioneers and many servicemen and women of WWI and WWII, which have strong links with South Australia's history.

It is 7.3 hectares (18 acres) in size and has almost 26,000 burials since its foundation in 1853.   The original size of the cemetery was 0.8 hectare (2 acres) and was established by South Australia‚Äôs first Anglican bishop - Dr Augustus Short (on land which he owned). The cemetery is still maintained by the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide. It is one of Adelaide's oldest and most historically significant cemeteries and is included in the state heritage.

Upon entering the cemetery (from Main North Road) an avenue of stately trees lead to the Chapel of the Resurrection, which was consecrated on 28 April 1905.  This beautiful Chapel features Napier Waller's magnificent mosiac above the altar.   Directly behind the Chapel of the Resurrection is the Augustus Short Memorial Garden.

The first grant of right of burial was to William Carter on 15 April 1853.
Other South Australians of historical note buried at North Road Cemetery include Daisy Bates; Sir Ross and Sir Keith Macpherson Smith (first to fly from England to Australia); Captain Harry Butler; MHR and Speaker of the House the Honourable George Charles Hawker; Sir Charles Todd; Julia Warren Farr (Founder of the home for incurables in 1878); Dr Helen Mary Mayo OBE (an Australian medical doctor and medical educator); and Charles Rasp (discoverer of the Broken Hill mineral deposits) and many, many more.

The Cemetery opened to all christian denominations in 1989 and changed its name from North Road Anglican Cemetery to North Road Cemetery.

Thank you to Andrew Boucaut for his photos and details.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  26 September 2014.  Lest we forget.

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STEWART, Colin Gore

Service number 388
Major
3rd Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 18 Apr 1892

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TEMPLE, Richard Charles Vandyke

Service number 2594A
Trooper
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 3 Apr 1895

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CAMPBELL, Gordon Cathcart

Service number Officer
Captain
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Jun 1885

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FULFORD, Reginald Moffat

Flight Lieutenant
4 School of Technical Training Adelaide
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 28 Nov 1892

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REED, Edith Amelia

Staff Nurse
Australian Army Nursing Service
Australian Army Nursing Service

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OLSON, Arnold

Service number 17967
Private
4th Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born 4 Jan 1895

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STONEHAM, Lurline

Service number S38340
Corporal
101 Australian General Hospital
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 25 Aug 1913

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TAYLOR, Henry Illingworth

Service number 5866
Lieutenant
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Jul 1889

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