Historic grave at Willaston Cemetery, Friends of Willaston Cemetery.

Gawler’s Historic Willaston Cemetery and its Gravestone Symbolism

A wealth of symbols appear on the gravestones in the state heritage listed Willaston Cemetery. They are more than just ornamentation. Each symbol has a specefic meaning designed to convey information about the deceased: their life, death and hope by the bereaved for their future existence. Join the Friends of Willaston Cemetery on this guided walk to explore the symbols used and how they can teach us to appreciate the lifestyles, character and beliefs of our forebears.

Presented by Gawler Cultural Heritage Centre