East Perth Cemeteries at Martellup - WA

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  Cemetery,Grave Site

Position

DEG: -31.955745 115.878359
DMS: 31º 57' 20.68" S 115º 52' 42.08" E
UTM: 50 J 6463920mN 394001mE
Altitude: 25.42m

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Address & Contact

Wickham St
Perth WA 6004
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: https://www.ntwa.com.au/places-to-visit/east-perth-cemeteries

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East Perth Cemeteries sits on Whadjuk Noongar Country in an area known as Martellup, on a sandy hill overlooking Western Australia’s capital city.In 1829 this was the site of the first colonial burial ground in Perth when a general cemetery was established. This was followed by six more of different denominations, plus one for felons, until the closure of the eight cemeteries in 1899.Originally located on the edge of the town, the Cemeteries today are a tranquil haven within the bustling inner-city East Perth, perfect for a Sunday stroll.In the middle of the Church of England Cemetery stands a simple Gothic church, designed by colonial architect Richard Roach Jewell. Built in 1871, St Bartholomew’s is the only example of a mortuary chapel constructed in Western Australia. St Bartholomew’s is still a consecrated church and is used for church services, weddings and other religious events.Since the closure of the Cemeteries, the majority of the grave headstones and markers have been lost through decay, neglect, vandalism and well-intentioned ‘cleanups’. The remaining 800 however, now cared for by the National Trust, offer a unique opportunity to tell and explore stories of bravery, tragedy, illness and accident, of success, suffering and loved ones lost.
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Perth at 22/05:30pm WST
Distance from East Perth Cemeteries at Martellup 4.09km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
31.2°C27.7°C20%5.6°C1013.9hPa0.0mmE13km/hr
7knots
33km/hr
18knots

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Perth Metro
Distance from East Perth Cemeteries at Martellup 4.09km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C31.131.629.725.822.519.318.418.920.223.226.429.0
Mean Min. °C18.118.316.613.610.58.67.68.09.411.414.216.4
Mean Rain mm16.08.521.336.287.6129.5146.8121.487.539.724.510.8

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