Woden Cemetery

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Woden Cemetery
Details
Established 1936
Location Canberra
Country Australia
Coordinates 35°20′38″S 149°05′35″E / 35.344°S 149.093°E / -35.344; 149.093Coordinates: 35°20′38″S 149°05′35″E / 35.344°S 149.093°E / -35.344; 149.093
Owned by ACT Public Cemeteries Authority
Website Woden Cemetery
Find a Grave Woden Cemetery

The Woden Cemetery is the main cemetery in Canberra, the capital of Australia. It is located adjacent to the Woden Town Centre.

The cemetery opened in 1936 as the Canberra General Cemetery.

It closed for burials in 1979, but was re-opened in March 1999. Memorial gardens were opened in 1992, and the Christ the Redeemer Mausoleum, for burial in above-ground vaults, was completed in 2001.

The cemetery is nearing capacity; it was announced in February 2009 that it would be full in about 10 years, necessitating the construction of a third cemetery to service the city.[1]

Notable burials[edit]

War graves[edit]

It contains the war graves of 30 Australian service personnel of World War II - 10 soldiers and 20 airmen.[2]

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