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

Flying Officer F C  Ewen R.A.A.F.

Flying Officer Francis Ewen, aged 27 years, lost his life when his aircraft crashed during the fly-past at the opening of the provisional Parliament house on 9th May 1927.