Karrakatta Cemetery

Orientation & Geography

Australia, Australia, Western Australia

Karrakatta Cemetery is a metropolitan cemetery in the suburb of Karrakatta in Perth, Western Australia. Karrakatta Cemetery first opened for burials in 1899, with Robert Creighton. Currently managed by the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, the cemetery attracts more than one million visitors each year. Cypress trees located near the main entrance are a hallmark of Karrakatta Cemetery. In 1995 Western Australia's first mausoleum opened at the site. People interred at Karrakatta Cemetery include Prime Minister John Curtin, Governor-General Sir Paul Hasluck, author Joseph Furphy, Premier Sir John Forrest, Auber Octavius Neville, Heath Ledger and Matthew Raymond Locke MG.