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Karrakatta Cemetery
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Main entrance to Karrakatta Cemetery
Year established 1899
Location Perth
Country Australia
Owned by Metropolitan Cemeteries Board
Size 98.34 ha
Number of graves ?

Karrakatta Cemetery grounds

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.[1] Currently managed by the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, the cemetery attracts more than one million visitors each year.[2] Cypress trees located near the main entrance are a hallmark of Karrakatta Cemetery.[2][3] The cemetery contains a crematorium, and in 1995 Western Australia's first mausoleum opened at the site.[2]

The entrance (known as the Waiting House) includes a structure designed by George Temple Poole[4]

Notable people

People interred at Karrakatta Cemetery include:Prime Minister John Curtin, Governor-General Sir Paul Hasluck, author Joseph Furphy, Premier Sir John Forrest and John Scaddan, Auber Octavius Neville,[5] John Carroll, Matthew Raymond Locke MG and Monty Miller There are also ten Victoria Cross recipients who are interred in Karrakatta.[6]

War graves

Karrakatta Cemetery contains the graves of 106 Commonwealth service personnel of World War I and 141 of World War II, besides a Dutch naval sailor of the latter war, divided between the cemetery's various denominational plots.[7] In addition, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission has a memorial to 15 Australian service personnel - 2 sailors, 9 soldiers, 4 airmen - who died in World War II and were cremated at Karrakatta Crematorium.[8]

See also


  1. ^ Karrakatta Cemetery: Cemetery Renewal. Accessed 20 April 2006
  2. ^ a b c Karrakatta Cemetery: Rich with heritage...caring for precious memories (brochure). Government of Western Australia, Metropolitan Cemeteries Board.
  3. ^ Karrakatta Cemetery. Accessed 20 April 2006.
  4. ^
  5. ^ Statesman & Scholars and other fascinating Western Australians. Metropolitan Cemeteries Board.
  6. ^ [1]Burial Locations of VC holders - Western Australia.
  7. ^ [2] CWGC Cemetery Report - Karrakatta Cemetery
  8. ^ [3] CWGC Cemetery Report - Karrakatta Crematorium.

Coordinates: 31°58′12″S 115°47′57″E / -31.97, 115.79917

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