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Cemetery Identification
Cemetery ID: ASTL-06156
Cemetery Name: Pioneer Cemetery
Cemetery Location
Country: Australia
City: Perth
Street: Plain Street, East Perth
Cemetery Details
Number of Burials: 31
Number of Photographs: 0
Cemetery Description: A memorial garden on the west side of Plain Street that includes some headstones that survive or have been replicated. The cemetery was established in 1830 and a Jewish section consecrated in 1867. Records for Jewish deaths before this date have not been kept. The cemetery closed in 1899 when Karrakatta Cemetery was opened. Between 1950 and 1952 the East Perth cemetery was restored. Headstones were repaired where possible, rubble was removed for burial at the Karrakatta cemetery and the area was generally cleaned and tidied. In restoring the East Perth cemetery, now frequently referred to as Pioneers' Cemetery, the original Jewish portion of 1867 ceased to exist. The 8 recognizable headstones it then contained were transferred to a new Jewish portion constituted for this purpose from part of the original section. The remaining few stones were incorporated into the memorial garden. The cemetery is managed by the National Trust and maintenance is done by the Jewish Historical & Genealogical Society of Western Australia.
Data last updated: 12/13/2015

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