East Perth Cemeteries is about our connections with the past, the present and the future.
Ongoing commemoration and memorialisation make a positive contribution to the cultural significance of the place. A number of options exist that are in keeping with contemporary heritage practice and support the National Trust’s ongoing obligations for the stewardship of the Cemeteries under the Heritage of Western Australia Act.
The addition of new plaques and memorials is not supported as they adversely affect the integrity and authenticity of the Cemeteries. Similarly, the addition of plaques to existing memorials is physically damaging, creates a negative visual impact and can have an adverse effect on these precious artefacts. There are however other ways in which you can make connections to the past.
We encourage ongoing commemoration, memorial and connections through a range of different options: