Address: Farina 5733 SA
Farina township was first surveyed in 1876 and in the 1880ís became an important stop for travel north. According to the Wikipedia entry on Farina, "(it) was settled in 1878 by optimistic farmers hoping that rain follows the plough." Located on the old alignment of the Ghan Railway it grew into a significant population centre. Today all that remains of the town is a collection of stone ruins.
Ian Middleton, who visited and photographed Farina Cemetery in August 2010, says that the cemetery is maintained by an enthusiastic group of volunteers and has an informative display at the entrance. This includes a list of all known deaths in the area, most of whom are probably buried here. These names have been included in the cemetery list. The remaining monuments are few in number.
In July 2011, Lindsay Gould, on behalf of the Farina Restoration Group Inc., kindly provided details of a subsequent update of the panels on display at the cemetery. These incorporate additional names and details previously lacking.
Ian's pictures may be downloaded from the list of all inscriptions for this cemetery.
How to find it
From Lyndhurst, head north 24.9km to the Farina ruins turnoff (signposted) and turn left onto the track through the camping area for about 2km to the cemetery. Lat -30.057164, Long 138.259134
The number of inscriptions for this cemetery is 244
The listing was last updated on 2011-08-18
The listing was complete as at 2010-08-01
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