St Cemetery - Harare
Updated Jan 2005
first recorded Jewish Grave at the Pioneer St Cemetery in Harare is dated 1901.
cemetery is located on Pioneer St at the foot of Harare's Kopje (Afrikaans
name for hill) an
unusual hill which sticks out of the surrounding landscape rather abruptly.
legend the Kopje was mistaken by the first white settlers who were
supposed to head for another hill called Mount Hampden some 15 kms north west of the current
kopje and make camp there. This error in navigation led to the town
of Salisbury (now Harare) to grow up around the Kopje which also acted as
a natural lookout and provide the advantage of a natural fortress in case
of a threat. For links to other sites describing the early days of
Salisbury which was later to become Harare go
cemetery pages listed on the left Pioneer One - Five have been created in lots of 100 graves and
listed by consecutive number. The pages Tombstones A-Z are alphabetical
listings of the tombstone photographs taken by Benny Leon of Harare in
December 2004. ZJC is grateful to Benny for his work in providing these
important records. There are a small number of graves that have been
damaged and/or the headstones are missing or the lettering is very
difficult to read clearly.
Search the ZJC site....
To see how Pioneer St
looked in 1892 - click
Below is a picture of
Manica Rd in 1915 (source - unknown)