Karrakatta Cemetery

Karrakatta Cemetery

Karrakatta Cemetery is a metropolitan cemetery in the suburb of Karrakatta in Perth, Western Australia. Karrakatta Cemetery first opened for burials in 1899, with Robert Creighton. [http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/OurCemeteries/Karrakatta/cemRenew.html www.mcb.wa.gov.au] "Karrakatta Cemetery: Cemetery Renewal". Accessed 20 April 2006] Currently managed by the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, the cemetery attracts more than one million visitors each year." [http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/OurCemeteries/Karrakatta/Karrakatta_brochure.pdf Karrakatta Cemetery: Rich with heritage...caring for precious memories] " (brochure). Government of Western Australia, Metropolitan Cemeteries Board.] Cypress trees located near the main entrance are a hallmark of Karrakatta Cemetery. [http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/OurCemeteries/Karrakatta.html ww.mcb.wa.gov.au] "Karrakatta Cemetery". Accessed 20 April 2006.] In 1995 Western Australia's first mausoleum opened at the site.

People interred at Karrakatta Cemetery include Prime Minister John Curtin, Governor-General Sir Paul Hasluck , Premier Sir John Forrest, Auber Octavius Neville, [http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/OurCemeteries/Karrakatta/Statesman_and_Scholars.pdf Statesman & Scholars and other fascinating Western Australians] . Metropolitan Cemeteries Board.] and Heath Ledger.

ee also

*East Perth Cemeteries


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