Moonta Cemetery

The Moonta Cemetery in Moonta, South Australia was established under the Moonta Cemetery Trust in May 1866. Burials had occurred prior to that, with the town having been surveyed and land sold in March 1863. Plans for the cemetery were made in 1867 with walls erected between 1871 and 1876, the front gates made by J. H. Horwood and Co. of Adelaide. J. H. Horwood and Co. also cast the copper bell installed in 1896.[1][2]

Moonta Cemetery
Coordinates34°04′30″S 137°35′08″E / 34.075034°S 137.585581°E / -34.075034; 137.585581Coordinates: 34°04′30″S 137°35′08″E / 34.075034°S 137.585581°E / -34.075034; 137.585581
Owned byDistrict Council of the Copper Coast
Find a GraveMoonta Cemetery
FootnotesMoonta Cemetery – CWGC

The Moonta Cemetery, including wall, gates and waiting room were included in the South Australian Heritage Register on 28 November 1985.[3] It is now managed by the District Council of the Copper Coast.[4]


Interments in the cemetery include:


  1. ^ "New Bell for the Cemetery". Yorke's Peninsula Advertiser. XXIV (1940). South Australia. 4 September 1896. p. 2. Retrieved 29 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "Improvements at the Moonta Cemetery". Yorke's Peninsula Advertiser. XXVII (2086). South Australia. 30 June 1899. p. 2. Retrieved 29 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ Heritage Places Database Search: Moonta cemetery
  4. ^ "Cemeteries". District Council of the Copper Coast. Retrieved 29 January 2017.

Further readingEdit

  • Coole, Liz; National Trust of South Australia. Moonta Branch (2009), Moonta Cemetery : a walk through the lives of the pioneers from "Australia's Little Cornwall", Liz Coole, ISBN 978-0-646-51127-6