Rock of Ages: South Brisbane Cemetery Symbolism

(Inside History edition)

A surprising array of gravestone symbolism awaits the visitor to the history-laden South Brisbane Cemetery. Ships and anchors, palettes and lambs, angels and cherubs, Russian and Celtic crosses, and a variety of plants and flowers that held a range of meanings for Victorian-era people. Based on the databases of the 'Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery', Rock of Ages provides an attractive photographic record of these headstones.

Tracey Olivieri & Christopher Dawson (2008)
76 pages, fully illustrated
RRP $8.50


Book sample (PDF 324KB)

Fern symbol on South Brisbane Cemetery headstone (FOSBC)

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