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

Viscount Dunrossil

Viscount Dunrossil, aged 67 years, died in 1961. He had been appointed Governor-General in 1960, and died after only one year in office. Viscountess Dunrossil returned to England, and after her death in 1983, her ashes were interred in the grave.