Dudley Park Cemetery, South Australia, is owned by the Payneham & Dudley Park Cemeteries Trust Incorporated and they also recycle gravesites when leases have expired and are not renewed.
This Trust is an independent self-funding body. It does not seek, nor receive financial assistance from any Government, semi-Government or other organisation.
Opening my daily Advertiser newspaper, on 17th June 2013, I found a notice in the “Public Notices” section which refers to the burials sites of over 400 South Australians” at Dudley Park Cemetery which are now subject to redevelopment/ recycling. The deadline for contacting “the office of the Trust at Dudley Park“, about these burial sites, is given as 31 July 2013. Despite this deadline having passed, it would still be worth making contact if you recognise a name on the list below.
The following list is of sites that have or are about to come to the end of their tenure and will be redeveloped for further use.
FAMILY MEMBERS AND RELATIVES OF THE HOLDERS OF BURIAL RIGHTS LISTED BELOW,ARE ASKED TO CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE TRUST AT DUDLEY PARK BEFORE 31st JULY 2013 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT.
Should families of those names listed below wish to continue their association with Dudley Park Cemetery, they may apply to the cemetery administration office for details and costs of re-licencing their family sites.
The Cemetery Administration Office hours are 8.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday and the address and numbers are:
DUDLEY PARK CEMETERY-EXETER TERRACE,DUDLEY PARK S.A.5008
Their plans for future redevelopment is shown on their website.
PLEASE NOTE: Centennial Park is another Cemetery which recycled graves. Information regarding their policies will be published asap. In the meantime, if you have folk buried there and have concerns about the expiry date of their grant/ lease, please contact the Cemetery.
Information about the practices of other cemeteries will be added as it comes to hand. If you have any information, or corrections you want made, please leave a message and I’ll email you direct. There is no need to leave your email address!!!
Many thanks to those who have been sharing information to help inform descendants if their loved ones Graves are under threat here in South Australia. “Knowledge is Power” and we can only protect the final resting place of our Ancestors if we are fully informed and in a timely fashion.
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