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Gingin Cemetery

Author

Shire of Gingin

Place Number

17717
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Location

Dewar Rd Gingin

Location Details

Local Government

Gingin

Region

Avon Arc

Construction Date

Constructed from 1903

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Register of the National Estate Indicative Place

Heritage Council
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Oct 2005 Category 3

Category 3

A place of some cultural heritage significance to the Shire of Gingin. No constraints. Recommend: Encourage retention of the place, and document the place if retention is not possible.

Physical Description

The Cemetery is a high point overlooking Gingin town. Apart from head stones tracing the social history of the region, the Cemetery site is notable for its native vegetation, principally hybridated Kangaroo Paws which are unique to this site.

History

A small area by St Luke's Anglican Church had served Gingin as a Cemetery during the 19th Century. By 1900 this was becoming crowded so an alternative site was selected away from the houses and the Brook. Six acres in Edgar's paddock was cleared in 1903 and the first burial took place there on 19/01/1904. It followed the death of Elizabeth May Dewar, infant daughter of W.F. Dewar.
An ashes pavilion with stone walls and a shingled roof was added to the Cemetery c1992.

References

Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
WA Lowergran; "Ecology of a Graveyard". 1975
H Udell: "History of Gingin".

Place Type

Other Built Type

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Present Use MONUMENT\CEMETERY Cemetery
Original Use FARMING\PASTORAL Other

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Religion
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Community services & utilities
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Settlements
PEOPLE Early settlers

Creation Date

02 Mar 2007

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

01 Jan 2017

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