South Brisbane Cemetery, Queensland

Cemetery Details

Location Annerley Road, Dutton Park, Brisbane - Queensland, Australia
Co‑ordinates S27.49917, E153.02783
Description

185 Annerley Road, Dutton Park QLD 4102  (Ph: 07 3403 8888).

The South Brisbane Cemetery is a heritage-listed cemetery, adjacent to the Brisbane River.
It is often (incorrectly) called "Dutton Park Cemetery".

In 1851, the residents of South Brisbane discovered (apparently to their surprise) that the Government of New South Wales (this being prior to the establishment of an independent colony in Queensland) had set aside around 5 acres of land for a general cemetery for South Brisbane.
(In 2011, that land is the site of the West End State School). However, no trustees were ever appointed and no burials occurred.

In 1865, the QLD Government decided to sell that site and use the proceeds towards another burial ground.

In 1866 a grant of 18 acres of land was made for the South Brisbane Cemetery by the QLD Government. 
The first person buried in the cemetery was Jane Hockings in July 1870.

In 1881 a Caretakers Cottage was erected.
In 1888 entrance gates, a boundary wall and railings were designed by architect A.B. Wilson and constructed by W. Reid at a cost of £662. In 1891 the wall was extended by R. Wilcock.

The cemetery was enlarged in 1904 by the addition of 7 acres on the south side of Cornwall Street.
In 1930 that section of Cornwall Street (now within the cemetery) was closed as a public road.

In 1928 the Brisbane City Council took over the management of the cemetery.

By the early 1960s, the cemetery was effectively full and the cemetery was closed. However, as with most closed cemeteries, additional burials and interment of ashes in existing family graves continued to occur. Some additional plots were released in the cemetery in the 1990s.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  11/5/2015.  Lest we forget.

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

GREVELL, Arthur Vincent

Service number Q15645
Sergeant
2nd/9th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 20 Sep 1904

STEWARD, Walter William

Service number 1259
Private
42nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Aug 1896

CLARK, William Constant

Service number 3707
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

EVANS, Francis Thomas

Service number C578
Private
4th Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Sep 1886

ANTHONY, Martin

Service number 231
Private
12th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 4 Jun 1886

DODS, Joseph Espie

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant Colonel
Australian Army Medical Corps (2nd AIF)
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 29 Jun 1874

HAMILTON, John Charles Sutton

Service number 2026
Private
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 12 Sep 1893

SPIES (SPEAS), Charles Robert

Service number 7783
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Jul 1897