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Clare Cemetery - Heritage Tree

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Date: 1871 [unknown]
Location: Clare, South Australiamap
Surnames/tags: Cemeteries Heritage_Tree South_Australia
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Life and History of the famous Explorer, John Ainsworth Horrocks, and its relation to the 100 Years of Penwortham.
Outstanding; items of exceptional interest are as follows:
1. Born 132 years ago a lady lies buried in Penwortham Churchyard
2. Horrocks' the Explorer's tomb rests North and South.
3. On the Tomb of Dr. Sokolowsky, at Penwortham, the first medical man here, is engraved bunches of grapes and sunflowers, an emblem of Eternal Life and a symbol of the Life Everlasting.

The Gaelic Cemetery is situated on a back road running parallel with the Stanley Flat main North road on the Eastern side of the running North and South and is about 3 miles from Clare. It is set on a hillside sloping towards the dawn. Cyprus pines, sheoaks, natural wattles, Easter and St. Joseph lilies, roses and lilac bushes relieve the barreness of the hillside landscape.
The property is surroundedy Mr. D. McDonald's holdings. Originally it was given as a burial ground for the Scotch people by the late John McAskill.

Though only a few hundred yards from Clare's busy thoroughfare this cemetery is set amid bushland surroundings, and mingling with the tall gums and wattle trees that have as yet been spared the devastating axe, are to be found trees of other lands.
Pioneers of this district had a great love of Lilac bushes, the tapering Cypress of Southern Europe Olive trees and Hawthorns, and these are to be found in this graveyard as in most others in this district.
Burials in the Wakefield, Hutt, Hill River and Broughton Districts of the province of South Australia in the year 1848. " The first burial recorded is Matilda Cowling, buried May 23, 1848, aged 1 year, and the ceremony was performed by M. B. Hale, Archdeacon of Adelaide, who later became Bishop of Brisbane and Perth.

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