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Fremantle Cemeteries

There have been three Fremantle cemeteries, the first two now known by the names of nearby streets, while the third, on Carrington St, is the present Fremantle Cemetery. Before 1831, there were two town lots reserved as burial ground on Market St.


Alma St Cemetery was in use 1831-1855.

Skinner St Cemetery operated 1852-1899, Vale St.

Fremantle Cemetery, Carrington St, was opened in 1898.

Bon Scott's memorial in Fremantle Cemetery: a much-visited spot >

References and Links

Errington, Steve 2017, 'Fremantle 1829-1832: an illustrated history', Fremantle Studies, 9: 15-29.

Liveris, Leonie B. 1991, Dismal Trader: The Undertaker Business in Perth 1860-1939, privately published.

Liveris, Leonie B. 2009, Monuments and Masons: Cemeteries at Karrakatta Fremantle Guildford Midland, MCB.

The East Perth Cemetery was surveyed in 1829 and the first interment was 6 January 1830. It was closed in 1899 (tho some burials continued until 1916). Burials at Karrakatta Cemetery commenced in 1899.

The photo in the banner (top) shows the headstone of Sarah John nee Woodland (1835-1884) in the former Skinner St Cemetery.

Garry Gillard | New: 11 December, 2015 | Now: 18 September, 2017