Murray Park Cemetery is the original Murray Bridge Cemetery and contains burials of historical significance. The first Burial took place on February 17 1885.
The Cemetery was closed on August 19 1886 - because under the shallow surface was a thick bed of limestone which made grave digging an arduous job. Blasting had to be carried out in order to break through the limestone.
Unfortunately due to the age of the Cemetery, headstones are largely unreadable and grave sites no longer clearly defined. Visitors to this cemetery today, however, are able to view a dedicated monument which lists recorded burials in the Cemetery.
The nineteen recorded burials in this Cemetery are listed below.
|Joseph Phillips||6 months||17.02.1885|
|Hugo R. Schlichlick||11 weeks||09.04.1885|
|Henry R. Anderson||3 years||10.06.1885|
|Christopher Morey||3 years||10.06.1885|
|Stillborn to M. McKeough||26.09.1885|
|Jane McKeough||30 years||28.09.1885|
|A. W. G. M. Mobbs||9 weeks||20.10.1885|
|Samuel Giddings||6 months||23.10.1885|
|Lena B. Rolfe||5 months|
|Edith Murray||8 months||17.12.1885|
|P. H. E. Pike||6 months||28.12.1885|
|J. D Goulding||32 years||13.01.1886|
|Millicent Watts||6 months||07.02.1886|
|William R. Bell||4 years||28.04.1886|
|Mary Brennan||2 years||4.05.1886|
|1Mary Heusler||55 years||07.06.1886|
|Charles Fisher||21 years||30.06.1886|
The Murray Park Cemetery is located in a reserve of natural vegetation preserved for it's local environmental significance. To protect this vegetation there are no bikes allowed in the Cemetery or Surrounding park and dogs are only allowed if they are kept on leashes.
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Murray Park Cemetery
Lot 100 Thomas Street Murray Bridge SA 5253