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HAPPY VALLEY cemetery ONKAPARINGA - South Australia 1 - 100

Journal by ngairedith

the CITY of ONKAPARINGA is located on the southern fringe of Adelaide, South Australia.
It is named after the Onkaparinga River, whose name comes from Ngangkiparinga, a Kaurna word meaning "The Women's River"

Kaurna Yerta (Kaurna country)

Bukkibukkiunangko Kaurna meyunna yaintya pangkarilla tikketti
(Since ancient times Kaurna people have occupied this country)

The Kaurna Aboriginal people were traditional owners of the land called Ngangkiparringa (city of Onkaparinga) for at least 40,000 years before the arrival of Europeans. For a map outlining their perception of the land, their relationship to it and some of the names they used, click here.

Linked to the land by spiritual and cultural bonds, their knowledge has been handed from generation to generation in stories and memories. The Dreaming contains many of these tales and describes the creation of the world by god-like, heroic beings. The Kaurna see themselves as steward of the environment?a world alive with social and spiritual meaning.

Before Europeans arrived, they moved through their land as the seasons and their tradition allowed. They traded in karko (ochre) and met together at significant places. Clothed in cured hides?often prepared at a site near Rekarung (the Aldinga Scrub)?they lived in wodli which were simple summer housings of branch and leaf and more substantial winter structures moulded of grass and earth. Their diet was rich and diverse, built from the flora and fauna surrounding them.

Revering their ancestors and having virtually no contact with the world beyond their own, the Kaurna people were forced to meet head-on the culture of the first Europeans who arrived on their land in the early 1800s.

The Suburbs of Onkaparinga are:

Aberfoyle Park
Aldinga Beach
Blewitt Springs
Chandlers Hill
Cherry Gardens
Christie Downs
Christies Beach
Coromandel East
Coromandel Valley
Dorset Vale
Flagstaff Hill
Hackham West
* Happy Valley
Huntfield Heights
Maslin Beach
McLaren Flat
McLaren Vale
Morphett Vale
Noarlunga Centre
Noarlunga Downs
O'Halloran Hill
O'Sullivan Beach
Old Noarlunga
Old Reynella
Onkaparinga Hill
Port Noarlunga
Port Noarlunga South
Port Willunga
Reynella East
Seaford Heights
Seaford Meadows
Seaford Rise
Sellicks Beach
Sellicks Hill
The Range
Whites Valley
Willunga South

* HAPPY VALLEY is a semi-rural suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. The HAPPY VALLEY.
Dr Robert MONTGOMERY donated the land for the first Wesleyan Chapel and burial ground to be built on the south-east corner of Old Clarendon Road and Douglas Hill Road (now Chandlers Hill Road).

Later in 1851, the site was used by the Congregational Church, but in 1865 the South Australian Company donated a half-acre across the road on the corner of Douglas Hill Road and Candy Road and a new chapel was built. The original half-acre continued to be used as a cemetery and constituted by deed on 12 September 1864.

In 1888 a royal commission proposed that a reservoir be built at Happy Valley, and the site that was selected was such that the little cemetery would be under the reservoir wall. The South Australian Company again helped and donated an acre of land behind the Congregational Church, and the Waterworks Board arranged and paid for the exhumation and reburial of 215 adults and children (many of whom were, unfortunately, unnamed) which was completed by 1892.

The first burial in the new Happy Valley Cemetery was that of Robert Smith, who arrived on 3 April 1839 on the ?Welcome?.

as at April 2011 there were 623 people buried in the

- clicking the cemetery link will reveal more information for every person, like their burial location and photos where available

1. ADAMS, Alvina Amelia
2. ADAMS, William Edmond

4. ALCOCK, Cyril Clifford
5. ALCOCK, Doris Dale
6. ALCOCK, Elizabeth
7. ALCOCK, Ephraim
8. ALCOCK, Ephraim Charles
9. ALCOCK, Florrie Rose
10. ALCOCK, Leslie Clifford
11. ALCOCK, Mary Elizabeth
12. ALCOCK, Roy Cameron


14. ALLEN, Valentine

15. ANDERSEN, Violet

16. ANDREWS, Harry

17. APPLETON, Charlotte
18. APPLETON, Elizabeth
19. APPLETON, Francis
20. APPLETON, Richard

21. ASPLIN, Emma Cooper
22. ASPLIN, Jacob

23. BAKER, Sally Ann

24. BARBER, Andrew
25. BARBER, Frederick
26. BARBER, George

27. BARTLETT, Hurtle Stanley

28. BARTON, Ellen

29. BATLEY, Elijah

30. BATTLEY, Hannah Priscilla

31. BAXTER, Agnes
32. BAXTER, Alexander
33. BAXTER, Emily Annie
34. BAXTER, Isobel June
35. BAXTER, Maureen Anges

36. BEARE, Sarah

37. BENNETT, Rosemary

40. BISHOP, Doris

41. BITMEAD, James

42. BLACK, David

43. BLAKENEY, Michael Derry

44. BONNER, Colin Flett

45. BONNEY, Margaret Eliza

48. BOOTH, Heather Jean
49. BOOTH, Ian Milton

50. BOUCHER, Ruby May

51. BOYCE, James
52. BOYCE, Sarah Ann

53. BOYLE, John James
54. BOYLE, Winifred Elsie

55. BRASSER, Matilda

56. BREEDON, John William

57. BROOKS, Clive Frederick

58. BROWN, Mr

59. BUCHANAN, Elizabeth Agnes
60. BUCHANAN, Francis Clelland
61. BUCHANAN, Francis Leslie
62. BUCHANAN, Jane
63. BUCHANAN, Leslie D
64. BUCHANAN, Mary Alice
65. BUCHANAN, Robert
66. BUCHANAN, Thomas

67. BUCKLEY, Edith Helen

68. CAIN, Jane
69. CAIN, Martin
70. CAIN, Mary Elizabeth
71. CAIN, Mr
72. CAIN, Thomas James

73. CAMPBELL, Constance Marguerite
74. CAMPBELL, Kathleen Eveline

75. CARMAN, Samuel

76. CARTER, Irving Horwood


78. CHANDLER, Caroline Sarah
79. CHANDLER, Charles
80. CHANDLER, Elizabeth
81. CHANDLER, Hannah
82. CHANDLER, Harriet
83. CHANDLER, John Frederick
84. CHANDLER, William

85. CHASE, William

87. CLARK, Charles
88. CLARK, Eliza
89. CLARK, John
90. CLARK, John Mervyn

91. CLARKE, Alice Mary Hawson

92. COATES, Gerda Elizabeth

94. COLEMAN, Bridget
95. COLEMAN, Harry Manly
96. COLEMAN, Henry James
97. COLEMAN, William Frederick

98. COMPASSE, Paul Zackaria

99. CONNELL, Joan Margaret

100. COUGHLAN, Francis William

101 - 362 COVENTRY to MUNDY

363 - 623 MURRAY to YOUNG

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