Alberton Cemetery

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Alberton Cemetery
Details
Established1847
Closed1874
Location
CountryAustralia
Coordinates34°51′17″S 138°30′43″E / 34.8548°S 138.5120°E / -34.8548; 138.5120Coordinates: 34°51′17″S 138°30′43″E / 34.8548°S 138.5120°E / -34.8548; 138.5120
Owned byCity of Port Adelaide Enfield
Size4 acres
No. of interments3000

Alberton Cemetery is located at the end of Parker Street, Alberton, South Australia. Parker Street is a very short street which runs off Port Road, between the old Alberton Baptist and Alberton Uniting Churches (neither now used as churches). The cemetery is no longer used for burials, and has been made into a public park, with some gravestones still evident.

History[edit]

On 17 November 1847, the governor of South Australia granted 4 acres of land to St Paul's Church of England church for burials, although the land was used for burials before that date. The cemetery was closed on 15 January 1874, with the last official burial being conducted in 1922. The land was transferred to the Port Adelaide Council in 1938[1] and developed as a park in 1994.[2]

Details of the approximately 3,000 people interred are available from The Anglican Diocesan of Adelaide Archives.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alberton Cemetery Act (No 2396 of 1938)". South Australia Numbered Acts. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Pioneer Park Alberton". Kidspot. Retrieved 15 January 2016.

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