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Who Lies There: Mitcham Cemetery Tours

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by Annette Vandersluis (subscribe)
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Who Shaped the Culture of South Australia
South Australia has a rich history full of pioneers and fabulous identities who lived fascinating lives while contributing to the very culture and existence that we enjoy today.

Identities such as Sir Thomas Elder, who established agricultural supply company Elder & Co, Daniel Cudmore, a pioneer of 1837 and the original owner of historic home Claremont and Thomas Playford, considered to be the founding father of Mitcham, are a small selection of those buried in the Mitcham Anglican and General Cemeteries.

Mitcham General Cemetery's first burial was on 3 November 1853, when William F Heath of 'Airlie House', Goodwood Road (now Colonial Light Gardens) died of consumption aged 27 years. The first burial in Mitcham Anglican Cemetery was of Mary Oldham which took place on 20 September 1853.

who lies there, Mitcham general cemetery, Mitcham Anglican cemetery, mary Oldham, Thomas elder, Claremont, Daniel cudmore, elder & co, Thomas playford, airlie house, William f heath
Photo: City of Mitcham

As part of the South Australia History Festival, the City of Mitcham is inviting you to take a guided walk through the heritage listed Mitcham Anglican and General Cemeteries to hear fascinating stories and take a glimpse into the very interesting lives of South Australia's earliest pioneers. You will view the resting places of the most fascinating list of who's who in Adelaide to be found.

This free 90-minute tour will be held on Wednesday 2 May and Wednesday 16 May 2018, commencing from the Rotunda, Mitcham General Cemetery, Old Belair Road, Mitcham at 10.30 am.

Bookings are essential and further information is available at the website or by calling the City of Mitcham Customer Service Centre on 8372 8888 during business hours.

Please contact the Council for parking information or visit the Adelaide Metro website for public transport.
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Why? Hear Fascinating Stories of Who Lies There
When: Wednesday 2 and 16 May 2018
Phone: 8372 8888
Where: Mitcham Anglican and General Cemeteries, Old Belair Road, Mitcham
Cost: Free
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Very interesting Annette.
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