In the Beginning: The Early Years of South Brisbane Cemetery

(Inside History edition)

The South Brisbane Cemetery was established in the 1860s and remains one of Queensland’s most historic and beautiful cemeteries. This fascinating book, written by long-term local resident and cemetery historian Tracey Olivieri, looks at the creation and changing shape of the original cemetery, and also the lives of some of the prominent locals buried within its grounds.

Tracey Olivieri (2008)
48 pages, with illustrations and bibliography
Only $6.50 (BRGHS members: $4.50)


Book sample (PDF 202KB)

View of the South Brisbane cemetery circa 1880 (John Oxley Library)