Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Original Peters Hill Cemetery
Registered Name First Peters Hill Cemetery
Significance This was the original cemetery for the small Wendish farming settlement at Peters Hill, which was established in the mid 1850s when this Hundred was surveyed and opened to farmers. The Wends, a Slavic minority in Prussia, emigrated for similar economic reasons as the German immigrants, and their customs, architecture and agricultural practices were also German-influenced. The first congregation was formed at Peters Hill in 1856, and a wattle and daub church built later the same year. The church was situated just south of the cemetery. The cemetery dates from 1856 or 1857 when the first burial is recorded. The last burial was in 1933. Many of the pioneering Wendish settlers - and the children who died in infancy - are buried here. Many gravestones are inscribed in German script, indicating the predominant cultural ties. (Heritage Survey of the Lower North 1981)
Subject Index Cemeteries and burial sites - Cemetery
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 19-MAY-1988
LGA Clare and Gilbert Valleys
State Heritage ID 13038
Heritage Number 14468
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5630/409 F214538 Q143


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