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Feels a bit weird rating a cemetery, but we visited the museum first, so had found out about the early settlement of the island, the quarrantine station & shipwrecks & the asylum etc, so the old part of the cemetery related to that. It was...More
A visit to this small, interesting, historic cemetery is more meaningful if preceded by a visit to the close by local museum which provides valuable information on the benevolent asylum. Many of the residents are buried here.
The cemetery is situated close to the water...More
The area is well kept, as are majority of the graves. a large beautiful (fig?) tree in the middle. Saw a Koala, walking from one tree to the next, totally oblivious to us. Plenty of bush stone curlews around also.
The first burial at the Dunwich cemetery is thought to have been in 1847, making it one of the earliest cemeteries in Queensland. In 1850 a typhus epidemic broke out on the ship Emigrant with 27 dead. Dunwich had only just become a quarantine station...More
Directly opposite the passenger ferry terminal in Dunwich take time to stroll through the cemetery to reveal some of the island's history.
The unmarked graves from the 1850s are particularly telling about the typhus outbreak, drownings and the age of settlers.
These gravestones sit among...More
This quiet cemetery is an easy walk from both bus and water taxi arrival and departure points. We also spotted 13 curlews (native birds) amongst the headstones.
The Dunwich Cemetery has graves from the early days of Queensland's European settlement, dating back to 1847. There...More
After visiting the local museum and finding a lost relative it was good to walk around. It is an easy walk for most abilities. Wheel chair access to most areas. Remember it is still a working cemetery and there may be a service on. Interesting...More