Emu Plains Cemetery
Address: Short Street, Emu Plains 2750 NSW
Emu Plains General Cemetery sits on an undulating, triangular block bounded by Short and Nixon Streets and the main western railway line. It began as a cemetery attached to St Paul's Anglican Church in the 1850s. Later, provision was made for other denominational portions to be added. In 1967, control of the cemetery was passed to Penrith City Council.
Tania Smidt visited the site on a number of occasions during June and July 2010 and made a digital image of every visible inscription. She found inscriptions dating from 1860 to the present day. A number of the older stones has fallen and broken and there are many unmarked graves. Penrith City Council notes on its website (see URL below) that the early cemetery records were lost in a church rectory fire in 1929. This means, unfortunately, that it is now impossible to identify the older unmarked graves. The cemetery grounds are well fenced and maintained in excellent condition by Council.
Tania's images may be downloaded from the list of all inscriptions for this cemetery. She compiled that list with reference to the NSW indices of births, deaths and marriages and to the Australian War Memorial online military rolls for additional information.
How to find it
From the Western Freeway, take the Emu Plains exit north via Russell Street for 1km, turn right into Pyramid Street, first left into Mundy Street and second right into Short Street. St Paul's Church and the cemetery is at the end of Short Street. Lat -33.749105 Long 150.65867
Emu Plains General Cemetery is administered by Penrith City Council. For further information, contact Council at PO Box 60, Penrith NSW 2751; phone 02 4732 7777; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The number of inscriptions for this cemetery is 966
The number of inscriptions with headstone image(s) is 966
The listing was last updated on 2010-09-19
The listing was complete as at 2010-07-31
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