Alice Springs Memorial Cemetery

Alice Springs

The cemetery contains the graves of some prominent locals, including artist Albert Namatjira (1902–59) and Harold Lasseter (1880–1931), the eccentric prospector whose fervent search for a folkloric reef of gold (Lasseter's Reef) claimed his life. Anthropologist Olive Pink (1884–1975), who campaigned for Aboriginal rights, is buried facing the opposite direction to the others – a rebel to the end. It's adjacent to the aviation museum.

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