Karrakatta All Saints Mausoleum  - Stage Two

Registrations of Interest now being taken

 

Crypt and Statue Blessing

A bold design that will enable the Perth community to continue the ancient tradition of above ground entombment, the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board is proud to advise that the construction of All Saints Mausoleum (Stage Two) is now complete. The facility was blessed by Father Marcellinus Meilak on Monday 4 February, 2020.

An intricate and timeless building, the new Mausoleum was designed using the principles of firmitas (strength), utilitas (functionality), and venustas (beauty). The final outcome is a building of architectural import; a respectful resting place for those departed and a fitting place of reflection for those visiting.

St Francis of Assisi is a focal theme throughout. Founder of the Franciscan Order, born at Assisi in Umbria, in 1181, St. Francis is the patron of animals, merchants, and ecology.  He is the patron saint of many dioceses and other locations around the world. A statue of St. Francis, crafted by Western Australian artist Robin Yakinthou, occupies a focal position and is within close proximity to the grand Ficus tree which provides a watchful presence throughout the terraces upon which crypts are arranged.

Incorporating space for 936 interments, the Mausoleum offers a range of crypts in both single and companion configurations. Several family rooms and a light filled indoor chapel, The St. Francis Chapel, have also been incorporated. A selection of fine granites and marbles are utilised throughout.

The St Francis Chapel

The All Saints Mausoleum is located approximately 200 metres from the first Karrakatta Mausoleum. The two facilities are linked and can be accessed through the Contemplation Gardens memorial area. 

To register your interest or schedule a selection consultation, please contact Client Services at Karrakatta Cemetery on 1300 793 109 or email us at mcb@mcb.wa.gov.au

Please note that families who have already registered their interest will be contacted in the forthcoming weeks to schedule viewing and selection times.

All Saints Mausoleum entrance Central Gazebo St Francis Chapel interior St Francis Chapel All Saints Stage 2 St Francis Blessing Hands

 

Karrakatta Mausoleum and Ossuary

 

Established in 1997 as Western Australia’s first mausoleum, Karrakatta’s garden crypt mausoleum and ossuary is located near the historic heart of Karrakatta Cemetery, just a short walk from Railway Road.

The building, inspired by Mediterranean designs, is crafted from quality materials sourced both locally and overseas, and features many beautiful statues, mosaics and artworks that celebrate the important figures and periods of Christian history.

With the completion of stage five at Karrakatta, the staged construction of the first mausoleum has come to an end. Only crypts in stage five adjacent to Contemplation Gardens remain available for purchase. Those families wishing to secure a crypt are strongly advised to pre-purchase to avoid disappointment.

  

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Ossuary

 

The Karrakatta Mausoleum Ossuary provides families with a range of options for remembering and honouring departed loved ones.

The ossuary is available for:

  • The placement and memorialisation of cremated remains
  • The entombment of skeletal remains previously interred
  • The entombment of skeletal remains of a person previously entombed in a mausoleum crypt.

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  • Karrakatta Ossuary

 

Further Information

For more detailed information on the Mausoleums and Ossuary at Karrakatta Cemetery, please download the Mausoleums information guide. Alternatively, you can contact Client Services on 1300 793 109 to request a copy be mailed to you. 

For those with Italian or Croatian family members with limited English language skills, the Board has developed brief summary guides in both languages. These provide a broad overview of the mausoleums and can be requested via telephone or by downloading from the links below:

   •  Italian Mausoleum Brochure

   •  Croatian Mausoleum Brochure