Main entrance to Karrakatta Cemetery
|Owned by||Metropolitan Cemeteries Board|
|Number of graves||>201,000|
|Number of cremations||>189,000|
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Karrakatta Cemetery is a metropolitan cemetery in the suburb of Karrakatta in Perth, Western Australia. Karrakatta Cemetery first opened for burials in 1899, with Robert Creighton. Managed by the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, the cemetery attracts more than one million visitors each year. Cypress trees located near the main entrance are a hallmark of Karrakatta Cemetery. The cemetery contains a crematorium, and in 1995 Western Australia's first mausoleum opened at the site.
The entrance (known as the Waiting House) includes a structure designed by George Temple Poole.
People interred at Karrakatta Cemetery include:Prime Minister John Curtin, Governor-General Sir Paul Hasluck, author Joseph Furphy, Premier Sir John Forrest and John Scaddan, Auber Octavius Neville, Matthew Raymond Locke MG, Monty Miller and actor Heath Ledger.
- Thomas Axford
- John Carroll
- Sir Hughie Edwards
- Robert Gee
- James Heather Gordon
- George Julian Howell
- Martin O'Meara
- Clifford Sadlier
- Hugo Throssell
- James Park Woods
Karrakatta Cemetery contains the graves of 106 Commonwealth service personnel of World War I and 141 of World War II, besides a Dutch naval sailor of the latter war, divided between the cemetery's various denominational plots. In addition, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission has a memorial to 15 Australian service personnel - 2 sailors, 9 soldiers, 4 airmen - who died in World War II and were cremated at Karrakatta Crematorium.
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- Karrakatta Cemetery - Billion Graves