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Address: Railway Road | Karrakatta, Nedlands, Western Australia 6010, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9384 7144
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Located in Karrakatta cemetery, the Infants Butterfly Garden was created to...

Located in Karrakatta cemetery, the Infants Butterfly Garden was created to commemorate the lives of children and babies taken too soon from the world.

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Funerals at Karrakatta

The largest cemetery in the Metro area, Karrakatta caters for all families and acknowledges all faiths. It is a very well kept establishment with chapels, burial grounds... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The largest cemetery in the Metro area, Karrakatta caters for all families and acknowledges all faiths. It is a very well kept establishment with chapels, burial grounds, cremations and mausoleums. It also has a history walk that points to significant historical figures burial sites. It has a cafe as well as meeting rooms. It is on the Perth to Fremantle... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Many famous West Australians have been laid to rest in Karrakatta Cemetery. Indeed, in WA "in Karraktta" is a synonym for "dead." Heath Ledger, who came from a well-known WA family, is interred here. You can easily spend an hour or two looking around. I have been to several funerals here. Cemeteries are spooky place, but people seem fascinated by... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Western Australia is a hierarchical society. The creme de la creme (along with a lot of lesser lights) are laid to rest in Karrakatta. "He's in Karrakatta" is a synonym for "dead" in Perth. Ten VCs are interred here, along with former Governor General Sir Paul Hasluck. The ashes of actor Heath Ledger, the scion of a prominent Perth family,... More 

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Thank Jeffry B
Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Unfortunately there are people out there that are just plain thievies. If you are visiting a grave take your bag, do not leave anything of value in sight of those hiding in the bushes

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Thank j0anne20
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Its a final resting place obviously. It's just that i pass by this place everyday on my way to work via train in Claremont.

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Thank JoyceKSingh
Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

It's a cemetery, an obvious place we all try to avoid. Well maintained grounds with a lot of friends and relatives buried here. Nice to come occasionally to remember past days with friends that have now gone

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Karrakatta Cemetery is one of the two historic cemeteries in the metropolitan area. The other being Fremantle Cemetery. Karrakatta is accessible by train form Perth or Fremantle and also by bus. The grounds are beautiful and many colonial families are interned there. A shop is at the entrance and the office and administration is always there to assist with information... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

This may sound morbid but its just a fascinating place to walk around we have a number of friends resting in this place awaiting resurrection, as promised in the bible so their is hope for all of us that some day we will see each other again.

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Thank Yoguswery M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

I strolled through the cemetery on Good Friday, following one of their two heritage trails, which was interesting. It is a pleasant and peaceful cemetery and I enjoyed my visit.

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Thank J L
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

This is a very old cemetery abounds with history,and this is where Scot Bon Jovie is buried,and many people,fans,come to see his grave which would normaly have loads of flowers and gifts on it,very touching.It is a very calming place if you have to go to a funeral,full of birdlife butterflies and blossom,not a depressing place,but peacfull and quiet and... More 

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