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Heritage Places of Adelaide

West Terrace Cemetery


West Terrace ADELAIDE


State Heritage Place

West Terrace Cemetery is the single most significant cemetery in South Australia and was part of Colonel Light's plan for the City of Adelaide of 1837. Initially associated with the Anglican Church and the Reverend C B Howard, it has since been used by various denominations and faiths. It dates from the very beginnings of the colony and contains the graves and monuments of many of the leading political, religious, social and business figures of the first 150 years of South Australia's history. It also contains many exceptionally fine monuments, some of them unique, and contains the most representative collection of monumental art and craft in the State. The monuments also provide an exceptionally important documentary record of specific and general historical events and developments, biographical information, genealogical information, migration patterns and religious and ethnic history.

Listing Information

  • Date of Listing: 23 November 1989

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