St John's Churchyard

The St John's Churchyard was consecrated by Bishop William Grant Broughton on 12 March 1845. Spanning over 170 years it is a memorial to many of Canberra's pioneers and former residents.

Occupations of those buried here range over the years from sawyer, ploughman, shoemaker, shepherd, wheelwright, stonemason, farmer, grazier, printer, bricklayer, engine driver, public servant, surveyor, architect, military officer and Governor-General. It was closed in 1937 unless exclusive rights to a plot were held.

 

When exploring the Churchyard make sure you also visit the memorials and wall plaques inside St John's Church.

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ST JOHN'S ANGLICAN CHURCH

45 CONSTITUTION AVENUE

REID ACT

Edward Kendall Crace

Edward Kendall Crace, aged 48 years, was the owner of Gungahlin, a large property in Ginninderra. He was drowned in 1892 when he was attempting to cross the flooded Ginninderra Creek. His family was buried in the same enclosure.