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Feels a bit weird rating a cemetery, but we visited the museum first, so had found out about the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vanessa E
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A visit to this small, interesting, historic cemetery is more meaningful if preceded by a visit to... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Lennox Head, Australia
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Corner East Coast Road and Yabby Street, Redland City, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland 2004, Australia
+61 7 3409 9555
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Vanessa E
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Dunwich Cemetery offers a valuable insight into the island's tragic historic past and indeed its recent paths with too many young deaths

Thank David A
Reviewed 20 August 2017

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.

Thank katejim1
Reviewed 1 August 2017

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

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 2 July 2017

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

Thank Ben T
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank KerryH7
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit and look at modern and more historical grave sites. Located just near little ships club and jetty

Thank Wayne T
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing amount of local history in North Stradbroke Island. The cemetery has some very old headstones and is a testament to the hardships of early pioneer settlement.

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