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A large funeral being held at West Terrace Cemetery in 1909 (Courtesy of Adelaide Cemeteries)

CEO's Talk: The History of West Terrace Cemetery

West Terrace Cemetery first appeared in Colonel William Light’s 1837 plan of Adelaide and was the focus of considerable controversy in the years following its opening. Final resting place of more than 150,000 souls, the cemetery plays an integral part in the social, political and religious history of South Australia. Home to the southern hemisphere’s first crematorium, the Commonwealth’s first war cemetery and no end of unique stories, this heritage-listed icon holds both fascination and charm in abundance. Join us for an intimate evening with our CEO to delve into the history with wine and cheese provided. Bookings essential.

Presented by Adelaide Cemeteries


(SOLD OUT) Thu 20 May, 7-8.30pm


Curators Cottage, West Terrace Cemetery, 161 West Tce, Adelaide


Per Person: $5.00

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Ben Steggall, 8139 7446,


Bookings Essential Wheelchair Access Full Toilet Facilities

Bookings essential
Event capacity: 15