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Aberdare and Gordon Williams Memorial Cemeteries

The Gordon Williams Memorial Aberdare Cemetery is located Greta Street, Aberdare.  The original monumental cemetery at Aberdare is divided into denominational portions and contains monuments dating from 1909.  Many of the inscriptions record the accidental deaths of miners employed at coal mines in the district.  The site now embraces a large lawn cemetery that includes columbaria and gardens for the location of ashes.

General Cemetery Denominations:

  • Anglican
  • Baptist
  • Congregational
  • Non-denominational
  • Methodist
  • Presbyterian
  • Roman Catholic
  • Salvation Army

Interment Options

  • Lawn
  • Garden
  • Columbarium  

Status

Gordon Williams Memorial Cemetery - Aberdare is still in operational use.   

Address

Greta Street, Aberdare NSW 2325  

Resources

Aberdare Cemetery Layout Map

Aberdare Cemetery Maps

Aberdare Cemetery Masterplan

Search inscriptions and photographs on Australian Cemeteries Index - Aberdare  

Further Information

For a listing from Council's burial register please contact Council's Cemetery Administration Team on (02) 4993 4220 during business hours or view the Burial Register.

Cessnock City Council Burial Register

Lawn Cemetery Tributes

Council has adopted a Cemetery Strategy that outlines the placement of tributes at Lawn Cemeteries.

Council has installed signage at both lawn cemeteries advising the community of the terms and conditions associated with interments in the lawn cemeteries. These conditions are also outlined in Council’s Conditions of Burial Rights signed by grantees when applying for a burial right or for the placing of ashes within Council’s cemeteries.