Geophysical Investigations of the Tabernacle (Yilke) Cemetery, Encounter Bay, South Australia

Jon Marshallsay, Ian Moffat, Alice Beale

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    Geophysical investigations were undertaken using ground penetrating radar (GPR) and electromagnetic induction (EMI) at the Congregational Tabernacle (Yilke) Cemetery, Encounter Bay. These yielded 25 probable and 16 possible grave locations, identified due to the presence of adjacent stratigraphic breaks in the soil profile on multiple GPR lines. Two larger areas of disturbance were identified in the GPR survey and an additional area by the EMI survey which may represent possible locations of the former Congregational Church, founded by Reverend Ridgeway Newland in 1846. While the results show no direct evidence of coffins and approximately half of the site was inaccessible to GPR survey, the results show that the currently accepted number of burials for this site (29) is probably too low.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)91-103
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012


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