Removal Of Headstones Payneham Cemetery, South Australia

I was surprised by my distress today in seeing large areas of Payneham Cemetery being prepared for reuse.

Payneham cemetery, Adelaide

Payneham Cemetery, Adelaide

I hope that everyone was contacted before the headstones were moved.

Payneham Cemetery, Adelaide

Payneham Cemetery, Adelaide

Payneham Cemetery, Adelaide

Payneham Cemetery, Adelaide

It seems such a shame to move headstones at all, we are loosing so much of our history.  I think that at the least all headstones should be photographed, the inscriptions recorded and all of the information and photos put in an online database for everyone to access freely.

I just want to encourage everyone to keep taking photographs and videos of everything around them- our families obviously, our flora and fauna, historical buildings, homes, churches, parks, the streets where we live and the cemeteries and headstones.  If we don’t record what we’ve got we’ll loose it.  I want to be able to show so many things to my grandchild who is due in October!!

An old family farmhouse is possibly going to be demolished and the property used for housing.  I don’t want to see it go.  It’s Willison’s Farm, Lot 5o Golden Grove Rd, Modbury, South Australia.  If you would like to know more please leave a comment here or on our Facebook Page.

Willison's Farm and Historic Vineyard

Willison's Farm and Historic Vineyard

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    • I’ve been trying to photograph as much of Payneham cemetery as I can. I need to get back there and do more but I’m not always well enough and I’m looking after my grandson quite a bit now too. Hopefully I can get more done when the weather is cooler too.

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