North Road Cemetery

North Road Cemetery is located in the Adelaide suburb of Nailsworth, approximately 5 km north of the central business district. It is 7.3 hectares (18 acres) in size and there have been over 24,000 burials since its foundation in 1853. The original size of the cemetery was 0.8 hectare (2 acres) and was established by South Australia’s first Anglican bishop, Augustus Short on land which he owned. The cemetery is still maintained by the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide.

North Road Cemetery
Graves, North Road Cemetery
Graves at North Road Cemetery
Owned byAnglican Diocese of Adelaide
Size18 acres (73,000 m2)
No. of gravesmore than 24,000

Notable interments

The cemetery contains the war graves of 27 Commonwealth service personnel, 16 from World War I and 11 from World War II.[2]


  1. ^ "The Late Mr. J. C. Hawker. An Interesting Career". Adelaide: The Register. 16 May 1901.
  2. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery Report. Breakdown obtained from casualty record.

External links

Coordinates: 34°53′S 138°36′E / 34.883°S 138.600°E

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