Mitcham Cemetery
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Mitcham Cemetery

Mitcham Cemetery on Old Belair Road, Mitcham, South Australia is made up of three separate cemeteries: Mitcham General Cemetery, Mitcham Anglican Cemetery and St Joseph's Cemetery. The cemeteries are administered by the City of Mitcham, the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide and the Sisters of St. Joseph.[1]

The cemeteries had their origins in the 22 April 1854 grant of two acres (0.81 hectares) to the Bishop of Adelaide for the burial of 'Members of the Established United Church of England and Ireland' and another two acres to three trustees for the burial of those who '...had not been members of the Church of England'.[2]

Mitcham General Cemetery was 'established in 1854 for non conformist or "dissenting" Protestant denominations to compliment [sic] the neighbouring Church of England Cemetery.' Despite being extended on a number of occasions, new leases for burial plots are not being let, however existing leases can still be used for new burials. The first burial occurred on 3 November 1853.[1]

Mitcham Anglican Cemetery was established in 1854, up to 1953 it was controlled and maintained by members of the local parish of St Michael, and now by the Diocese of Adelaide.[2]

Interments

Anglican Cemetery

References

  1. ^ a b Mitcham General Cemetery profile, City of Mitcham. Retrieved 6 October 2017
  2. ^ a b Mitcham Anglican Cemetery profile, City of Mitcham. Retrieved 6 October 2017
  3. ^ "John Pearce". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 2017.

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