Cemeteries

Deniliquin Cemetery

Deniliquin Cemetery is a vital part of the community’s local history, being the final resting place of many of our respected and honoured citizens.

The Cemetery has manicured grounds, including a pond, creating a beautiful and tranquil final resting place.

For further information on arranging a burial please contact us.

History

Council has had responsibility for Deniliquin Cemetery since  1 October 1967, following the passing of the Local Government Amendment Act 1966. Prior to this it had been run by trustees.

In 1978, a man named Harry Marshall took it upon himself to clean up around the grave of his wife’s parents and having finished this task decided to continue and complete the whole cemetery.  The community owes an enormous debt of gratitude to this amazing gentleman who not only cleaned up our cemetery, but indexed the burials so we have an accurate record.

Other dates of note include the first burial at the Lawn Cemetery on 9 April 1977, the opening of the Memorial Rose Garden in July 1992, and the opening and consecration of the Children’s Lawn Cemetery in July 1992.

Deniliquin War Cemetery is located a small distance up from the General Cemetery and is bordered by majestic sugar gum trees. During the Second World War, the number 7 Service Flying Training School of the Royal Australian Air Force was based at Deniliquin. The Deniliquin War Cemetery contains 29 burials of RAAF aircrew, most of whom died in air training accidents.

The Deniliquin Genealogy Society meets every Friday at the Deniliquin Library in Napier Street, where they can help with grave names and location, and family history.

The Deniliquin Visitor Information Centre in George Street also has cemetery books for researching family history.

Wanganella Cemetery

For a guide of burials at Wanganella Cemetery, click here(PDF, 13KB).