Cemetery Links

Toowong Cemetery
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Brisbane City Council's Toowong Cemetery is a Brisbane icon and was once the city's main cemetery. Located on the slopes of Mt Coot-tha in Brisbane's inner western suburbs, it borders Brisbane's Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha and Brisbane Forest Park.

While the Toowong Cemetery officially opened in 1875, some burials took place from 1871. The most notable burial was Queensland's second governor, Colonel Samuel Blackall.

The cemetery features a number of cultural areas, historical trails and memorials. Community groups are working with Council to maintain and improve the cemetery's condition.

Location: Corner Fredrick Street and Mt Coot-tha Road Toowong Brisbane
Maintained by the Brisbane City Council 

Lutwyche Cemetery
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Established in 1878, Lutwyche Cemetery is on the northside of Brisbane, approximately 10 kilometres from the CBD. Covering 15 acres, this historic cemetery has laid to rest many residents of Brisbane as well as Returned Service Personnel.

Location: 418 Gympie Road Kedron Brisbane
Maintained by the Brisbane City Council

Rockwood Cemetery - Sydney
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Over the past year, the ‘Old Army’ Anglican Section of Rookwood General Cemetery has received new headstones and bronze plaques, horticultural and irrigation works, improved access, signage and seating. The work was undertaken as part of a longstanding partnership between the Office of Australian War Graves and Rookwood General Cemetery.

The heritage-listed site, containing the graves of 112 personnel, was established in 1888, soon after Rookwood opened in 1867. It catered for a growing military presence in the Colony of New South Wales.

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