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Headstone Detectives: Family History in South Brisbane Cemetery

May 17, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Do you want to know just about everything there is to know about researching and finding deceased family members in the South Brisbane Cemetery and other local burial grounds? Join us for a unique tour through this beautiful and heritage-listed cemetery as Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery president Tracey Olivieri shares her unsurpassed knowledge on this subject.

Tracey has overseen the recording, photographing and cleaning of every grave in the cemetery, and over the years has helped to located hundreds of ‘cemetery residents’ for family members. She is highly aware of the challenges and issues facing family history researchers at the cemetery, and can help you to get successful results. Topics covered during this tour include: 

General cemetery history - a framework
Relocated graves from the old North Brisbane Burial Grounds
Removed headstones of 1975
Mapping and locating graves
Government graves
War graves
Issues with existing records

There will be an information session after the tour for those wishing to stay back and check records and find graves. Tea and coffee provided.

Plan Your Visit


185 Annerley Rd, Dutton Park, Queensland, 4102

Event Date and Time

Sunday 17 May 2020 from 10 - 11.30am


0432 554 470


Event Cost