Alice Springs General Cemetery (Memorial)
The Alice Springs General Cemetery (Memorial) is on Memorial Ave adjacent to the Aviation Museum and behind the Araluen Arts Centre.
The graves of Albert Namatjira (Aboriginal painter from Hermannsburg), Harold Lasseter (who claimed to have found an as-yet undiscovered 7-mile-long gold reef in Central Australia) and anthropologist Olive Pink, who, eccentric to the last, is buried facing the opposite direction to everybody else.
The General Cemetery is Heritage listed. Burials were restricted when the new Garden Cemetery opened in 1978.
No burials are accepted at the General Cemetery unless you hold an “Exclusive Right of Burial Certificate”.
Ashes can be placed into a Family Members Plot at a cost.
If you require an Islamic plot, there is a Mohammedan section in this cemetery.
Please call (08) 8950 0523 for all inquiries.