Headstone in West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide Cemetery Tours.

History and Symbolism: West Terrace Cemetery

A cemetery serves three functions: a place to bury the dead, a place to grieve and a place where history can be read and understood. Take a step back to some of South Australia’s earliest days as we take you through the history and symbolism behind some of the oldest headstones and monuments of West Terrace Cemetery and the history behind the religious groups and communities that shape the cemetery into what it is today. 

Delve into more than 185 years of real South Australian stories as our knowledgeable guide brings to life the many captivating and long forgotten tales of those buried within West Terrace Cemetery. This 90 minute walking tour will cover a range of sites, as well as quirky anecdotes and interesting facts to help paint the picture of South Australia’s colourful past.

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