In focus Angel Monument with trees and headstones in the background, Adelaide Cemeteries.

People of the Port: Cheltenham Cemetery

From the wharfies and seafarers to businessmen, publicans and preachers, this fascinating tour of Cheltenham Cemetery paints a vivid picture of the Port and its surrounds. Discover the mastermind behind the world’s first School of the Air, relive the explosion that devastated the Port, and learn about the resident who had her own cell at Adelaide Gaol. 

Cheltenham Cemetery is one of the oldest in the Adelaide Metropolitan area. It commenced operation in 1876 and to this day represents a significant part of the history of the surrounding area. 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.

Presented by Adelaide Cemetery Tours