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’s 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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BICE, Percy Gordon

Service number SX25894
Captain
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Oct 1893

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MUIRHEAD, John Robb

Service number OFFICER
Major
Born 28 Dec 1883

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BARNES, Kenneth Harry

Service number PA1425
Able Seaman
HMAS Leeuwin
Royal Australian Navy
Born 11 Oct 1918

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REID, John Caulton

Service number 26067
Gunner
6th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 31 Jan 1888

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MORPHETT, Hurtle Cummins

Service number SX9990
Major
2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 31 Mar 1906

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GRYST, Austin Elmer

Service number 17688
Private
Born 12 Jan 1889

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HALL, Stanley Cecil Percy

Service number 6912
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Dec 1888

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LOFTES, Benjamin Arthur

Service number 141212
Leading Aircraftman
No. 3 Air Observers School (Port Pirie)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 3 Aug 1921

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