Today, Friday the 5th February 2016 I drove the 10 minutes into the city (from my house), to try to find the grave of James Heneker Jnr who was interred there on 20 June 1926 at the age of 77 years.
The cemetery (the largest urban (and very historic) cemetery on West Terrace, in the city of Adelaide, South Australia is beautifully kept with wonderful native flora, and as a treat to me, whilst wandering through the graves and lawns, there were numerous Lorikeets the beautiful green, blue red parrots that sit on the lawns pecking away, or making their raucous sounds up in the gum trees. Other birds sat on top of head stones, blissfully unconcerned by my presence. This was especially touching to me, as my father was a lover and breeder of these wonderful birds. It made me think of him, even though his ashes are scattered up in Parachilna Gorge, in the north, however it seemed appropriate that there were ancestors of the Heneker family lying at rest here in this blissful spot.
A fair bit of driving around (as this is a very large cemetery),and with directions from their website I finally found Section: Eyre South, Path Number 7S, E/W : W, site number 6.
Sadly there was no head stone. I think I found site number 6 (although there is no numbering for each individual grave). I took a photograph of the area, which was all I could do. The lovely thing about it was that of all the places it could have been, it was next to the Caroline Clark Memorial Garden. See the photograph below with some information on a plaque.
Photograph taken by Vicki Lovell (nee Heneker) at West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia 05/02/16
The photograph below, is Eyre South, Path Number: 7S, West. I believe the grave (which was site 6) may be one of the unmarked graves on the right between marked graves.
Photograph taken by Vicki Lovell (nee Heneker) at West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide South Australia, on 05/02/2016