Burials at Karrakatta Cemetery

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  1. Heath Ledger

    Heath Ledger


    Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) 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 career. His work comprised nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001), Monster's Ball (2001), Ned Kelly (2003), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Casanova (2005), Candy (2006), I'm Not There (2007), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009). He also produced and directed music videos and aspired to be a film director.

  2. A. O. Neville

    A. O. Neville


    Auber Octavius Neville (20 November 1875–18 May 1954) was a public servant, notably Chief Protector of Aborigines, in Western Australia.

  3. John Curtin

    John Curtin


    John Joseph Curtin (8 January 1885 – 5 July 1945) 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 government in 1941, Curtin went on to lead Labor to a still-existing record landslide at the 1943 election on both the two-party vote and swing, winning two thirds of seats in the House of Representatives. Curtin successfully led Australia through the period when the nation was directly threatened by the Japanese advance in World War II, and is today widely regarded as one of the country's greatest ever prime ministers. With the end of the war in sight, Curtin died in office on 5 July 1945 and was succeeded briefly by Frank Forde and then by Ben Chifley.

  4. Thomas Walker

    Thomas Walker


    Thomas Walker (died 5 December 1665) was an Oxford academic and administrator. He was twice Master of University College, Oxford.

  5. Iwan Iwanoff

    Iwan Iwanoff


    Iwan Iwanoff (2 July 1919 – 7 October 1986) also known as Iwan Nickolow and Iwan Nickoloff Iwanoff, born in Küsstendil (Kusestendil), Bulgaria and died in Perth, Western Australia, was an architect known for working in the Brutalist style. Iwan Iwanoff studied architecture in Europe before arriving in Perth to work as an architect. He became renowned for his design characteristic which is mainly working with concrete blocks.

  6. Paul Hasluck

    Paul Hasluck


    Sir Paul Meernaa Caedwalla Hasluck KGGCMGGCVO (1 April 1905 – 9 January 1993) was an Australian historian, poet, public servant and politician, and the 17th Governor-General of Australia.

  7. Henry Daglish

    Henry Daglish


    Henry Daglish (18 November 1866 – 16 August 1920) was the sixth Premier of Western Australia and the state's first Labor Premier.

  8. James Park Woods

    James Park Woods


    James Park Woods VC (4 January 1886 – 18 January 1963) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

  9. Robert Gee

    Robert Gee


    Captain Robert Gee VC MC MP (7 May 1876 – 2 August 1960) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

  10. Edward Keane

    Edward Keane


    Edward Vivian Harvey Keane (8 August 1844 – 9 July 1904) was an Australian engineer, businessman, and politician. Born in Birkenhead, England, he was educated at Christ's Hospital, and emigrated to Melbourne, Victoria, in 1876. Keane then moved to South Australia, where he worked as a railway engineer. He later moved to Western Australia, where he served in both the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council.

  11. Joseph Furphy

    Joseph Furphy


    Joseph Furphy (Irish: Seosamh Ó Foirbhilhe)(26 September 1843 – 13 September 1912), 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 (1903), regarded as an Australian classic.

  12. Ern Henfry

    Ern Henfry


    Ernest Edgar "Ern" Henfry (24 July 1921 – 14 January 2007) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Perth in the Western Australian National Football League (WANFL) and Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He later served as coach of Perth, and also coached Western Australia, having previously played at state level for both WA and Victoria. He was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

  13. William Purkiss

    William Purkiss


    William Morton Purkiss (1844–8 August 1906) was a Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1901 to 1904.

  14. Martin O'Meara

    Martin O'Meara


    Martin O'Meara VC (6 November 1885 – 20 December 1935) was 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 forces.

  15. Andrew Gibb Maitland

    Andrew Gibb Maitland


    Andrew Gibb Maitland (30 November 1864 – 27 January 1951) was an English-born Australian geologist.

  16. Keith Truscott

    Keith Truscott


    Keith William "Bluey" Truscott DFC & Bar (17 May 1916 – 28 March 1943) was a World War II ace fighter pilot and Australian rules footballer with the Melbourne Football Club. He was the second highest Australian World War II ace credited with 20 confirmed victories and 5 unconfirmed victories.

  17. Thomas Molloy

    Thomas Molloy


    Thomas George Anstruther Molloy (4 October 1852—16 February 1938) was an Australian politician. He was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for the electorate of Perth from 1892 until 1894, and thereafter became a perennial candidate, unsuccessfully standing for Parliament 14 times. He also was the Mayor of Perth in 1908–09 and 1911–12. He also made a significant contribution to the cultural life of Perth, building the first two theatres in the city including His Majesty's Theatre which is still open today, as well as numerous hotels.

  18. Charles Gairdner

    Charles Gairdner


    Lieutenant General Sir Charles Henry Gairdner GBEKCMGKCVOCB (20 March 1898 – 22 February 1983) was a British soldier and military officer who later occupied two viceregal positions in Australia. Born in Batavia (now Jakarta) in the Dutch East Indies, he was brought up in Ireland, and educated at Repton School and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, in England. Having served on active duty during World War I, in which he sustained a serious wound to his right leg, Gairdner then spent time at the Staff College, Camberley, and served as commanding officer of various units during World War II. In 1951, after the conclusion of the war, he was appointed Governor of Western Australia, a position in which he served until 1963, when he assumed the role of Governor of Tasmania, a role he served in until 1968. Gairdner died in Nedlands, Western Australia, at the age of 84, and was awarded a state funeral.

  19. John Carroll (VC)

    John Carroll (VC)


    John Carroll VC (16 August 1891 – 4 October 1971) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

  20. Deborah Vernon Hackett

    Deborah Vernon Hackett


    Deborah Vernon Buller Murphy (née Drake-Brockman, previously Hackett and Moulden; 18 June 1887 – 16 April 1965), best known as Lady Hackett or Lady Moulden, was an Australian community worker, philanthropist, and mining investor. Born in Guildford, Western Australia, on 18 June 1887, she was the daughter of surveyor Frederick Slade Drake-Brockman and heroine Grace Vernon Bussell and younger sister of Edmund Drake-Brockman.

  21. Bronte Dooley

    Bronte Dooley


    Bronterre Washington Dooley (4 July 1867—19 October 1913), known as Bronte Dooley, was an Australian politician, and a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1911 until 1913 representing the seat of Geraldton for the Australian Labor Party. Prior to entering politics, he worked for the Labor cause for more than 20 years, including helping to organise the first elections in which the Australian Labor movement participated in New South Wales in 1891.

  22. James Gardiner (Australian politician)

    James Gardiner (Australian politician)


    The Hon. James Gardiner (12 June 1861 – 27 October 1928) was treasurer of Western Australia from July 1902 to April 1904, and June 1917 to April 1919.

  23. Patrick Clune

    Patrick Clune


    Patrick Joseph Clune, DD CSsR, (6 January 1864 in Ruan, County Clare, Ireland – 24 May 1935 in Perth, Western Australia), 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 to 1935.

  24. Redmond Prendiville

    Redmond Prendiville


    Count Redmond Garrett Prendiville (11 September 1900 in Wood, Kerry, Ireland – 28 June 1968 in Perth, Western Australia), 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 consecration, aged 32, Prendiville was reputedly the youngest ever Catholic archbishop.

  25. Philip Collier

    Philip Collier


    Philip Collier (21 April 1873 – 18 October 1948) was Premier of Western Australia for nine years, the longest ever term for an Australian Labor Party premier.

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