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Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery

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List of famous people buried in Karrakatta Cemetery, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Karrakatta Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Karrakatta Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

This is a list that includes people like Heath Ledger and John Forrest.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Karrakatta Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Karrakatta Cemetery?"

From celebrity tombs at Karrakatta Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Karrakatta Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Karrakatta Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.
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Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Dec. at 29 (1979-2008)
Heath Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film ...more
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Paul Hasluck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Dec. at 88 (1905-1993)
Sir Paul Meernaa Caedwalla Hasluck KG, GCMG, GCVO was an Australian historian, poet, public servant and politician, and the 17th Governor-General of Australia.
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John Curtin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Dec. at 60 (1885-1945)
John Joseph Curtin was an Australian politician who was the 14th Prime Minister of Australia from 1941 to 1945 and the Leader of the Labor Party from 1935 to 1945. Having first formed a minority ...more
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Frederick Vosper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Frederick Vosper Dec. at 32 (1869-1901)
Frederick Charles Burleigh Vosper was an Australian newspaper journalist and proprietor, and politician. He was well known for his ardent views and support of Australian republicanism, ...more
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John Forrest is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Dec. at 71 (1847-1918)
Sir John Forrest GCMG was an Australian explorer, the first Premier of Western Australia and a cabinet minister in Australia's first federal parliament. As a young man, John Forrest won fame as ...more
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Alexander Forrest is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Dec. at 52 (1849-1901)
Alexander Forrest CMG, was an explorer and surveyor of Western Australia, as well as a politician.
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Thomas Walker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Dec. at 74 (1858-1932)
Thomas Walker was an Australian politician, a member of two different state parliaments. Walker was born in Preston, Lancashire, England, the son of corn miller and merchant Thomas Walker, and ...more
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David Fenbury is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Dec. at 60 (1916-1976)
David Maxwell Fenbury was an Australian public servant. He was educated at Christian Brothers College, Perth and the University of Western Australia. On 29 October 1941 Fenbury joined the ...more
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Joseph Furphy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Dec. at 69 (1843-1912)
Joseph Furphy, is widely regarded as the "Father of the Australian novel". He mostly wrote under the pseudonym Tom Collins, and is best known for his novel Such Is Life, regarded as an ...more
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Maitland Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Dec. at 62 (1843-1905)
Maitland Brown was an explorer, politician and pastoralist in colonial Western Australia. He is best remembered as the leader of the La Grange expedition, which searched for and recovered the ...more
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Thomas Meagher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Dec. at 77 (1902-1979)
Sir Thomas William Meagher was a medical practitioner who, starting in 1939, served as Lord Mayor of Perth, Western Australia. A native of Menzies, Thomas Meagher attended Christian Brothers ...more
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Walter James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Walter James Dec. at 80 (1863-1943)
Sir Walter Hartwell James KCMG, KC, was the fifth Premier of Western Australia and an ardent supporter of the federation movement.
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Charles Harper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Dec. at 70 (1842-1912)
Charles Harper was a pastoralist, newspaper proprietor and politician in colonial Western Australia.
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Henry Daglish is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Dec. at 54 (1866-1920)
Henry Daglish was the sixth Premier of Western Australia and the state's first Labor Premier. Henry Daglish was born in Ballarat West, Victoria on 18 November 1866. He was educated in Geelong, ...more
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Edward Wittenoom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Edward Wittenoom Dec. at 82 (1854-1936)
Sir Edward Charles Wittenoom KCMG was an Australian politician, member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for thirty four years.
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Edith Cowan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Dec. at 71 (1861-1932)
Edith Dircksey Cowan, MBE was an Australian politician, social campaigner and the first woman elected to an Australian parliament.
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John Scaddan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
John Scaddan Dec. at 58 (1876-1934)
John Scaddan, CMG, popularly known as "Happy Jack", was Premier of Western Australia from 7 October 1911 until 27 July 1916.
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William Purkiss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
William Purkiss Dec. at 62 (1844-1906)
William Morton Purkiss was a Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1901 to 1904. Born in Hobart, Tasmania in 1844, Purkiss was the son of draper William Morton Purkiss and ...more
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Martin O'Meara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Martin O'Meara Dec. at 50 (1885-1935)
Martin O'Meara VC was both an Irish-born Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth
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Charles Wittenoom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Charles Wittenoom Dec. at 90 (1879-1969)
Charles Horne Wittenoon, Australian politician, was a Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for twelve years. Born in Geraldton, Western Australia on 6 December 1879, he was the ...more
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Michael O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Michael O'Connor Dec. at 75 (1865-1940)
Michael O'Connor was a Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1901 to 1904.
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Patrick Clune is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Patrick Clune Dec. at 71 (1864-1935)
Patrick Joseph Clune, DD CSsR, an Australian metropolitan bishop, was the fourth Roman Catholic Bishop of Perth and first Archbishop of Perth. Clune served continuously in these roles from 1910 ...more
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Redmond Prendiville is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Redmond Prendiville Dec. at 68 (1900-1968)
Count Redmond Garrett Prendiville, a former Australian metropolitan bishop, was the fifth bishop and second Roman Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Perth. In 1933, at the time of his ...more
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Timothy Quinlan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Timothy Quinlan Dec. at 66 (1861-1927)
Timothy Francis Quinlan CMG KSS was an Australian politician who represented the electorates of West Perth and Toodyay in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly between 1890 and 1894, and ...more
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A. O. Neville is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
A. O. Neville Dec. at 79 (1875-1954)
Auber Octavius Neville was a public servant, notably Chief Protector of Aborigines, in Western Australia.