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Walls commemorate the early settlers of the district.
A dedication of the Pioneer Memorial Walls at Stephen St Cemetery in New Norfolk by Archdeacon Neil Vearing will take place this Saturday. The ceremony will be held at 2pm.
The Gazette, 28th June 2006
|Address:||Stephen Street, Anglican Cemetery, New Norfolk, 7140|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.781009|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 1st July, 2006|
St Mathew`s Church of England
Stephen Street Cemetery
The original section of the present St Mathew`s Church was built in 1824 as a school room and church. It is Tasmania`s oldest church.
The first burial at this cemetery was that of John Ratcliffe on 29th March 1823 on land which was laid out as a burial site and consecrated by the Reverend Samuel Marsden.
Over the next 60 years there were more than 1950 burials here with many in multiple graves. These graves contain people of all denominations and status : prominent citizens, free settlers, children, convicts, inmates of the nearby asylum and paupers.
Their names are recorded on the two memorial walls
"They live whom we call dead"