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The garden commemorates the pioneers of the District and those who were buried in unmarked graves in the churchyard.

In 1836 the first migrants set out from Britain for the new colony of South Australia. These were not convicts, but businessmen and idealists. Adelaide was sold and designed as a utopian society, free from the problems of Europe - religious persecution, class barriers, vice and poverty.

Skilled labourers were granted free passage to this town of opportunity. After five treacherous months at sea, the settlers stepped into an alien land. Situated on the outskirts of Adelaide, St Mary`s and surrounding districts were farming communities. The people who died here were laid to rest in the St Mary`s Church cemetery.


Address:1167 South Road, St Mary`s Anglican Church Cemetery, St Marys , 5042
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.996288
Long: 138.576025
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Landscape


Front Inscription

Plaque :

This Memorial Garden Was
Established By The Parish
Of St Mary`s To Commemorate
The Pioneers Of The District
And In Particular Those Who
Are Buried In This Cemetery
  In Unmarked Graves


Source: MA
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