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“An interesting addition to the history of Longreach”
7 Jun 2018
“When Aboriginals were aliens”
Cemeteries are fascinating places to discover the history of a town. Longreach cemetery is the resting place of hundreds of people, pioneers and characters who made their mark on the past. From aboriginal trackers to confederate soldiers, lost...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Raven Road | Front Cemetery Gates, Longreach, Queensland, Australia
In doing this tour we learnt so much more about the conditions and experiences of many pioneering families. We gained a better understanding of how the land and climate affected all the early settlers.More
GhostandHistoryTours, Marketing at History Tours Australia - Longreach Cemetery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
Thank you so much for leaving us feedback regarding your experience on the Longreach Cemetery History Tour. The tour gives such a great description of the hardships faced by the early residents, doesn't it. So many amazing stories to explore.
We hope that...More
The old part of the cemetery has a fascinating variety of headstones dating back to the early 1900s.
Back then people bought handmade ceramic flower displays for the graves as flowers wouldn't grow with the salty bore water. These were protected by small houses constructed...More
GhostandHistoryTours, Marketing at History Tours Australia - Longreach Cemetery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018
We really appreciate you leaving this feedback. We think that the content of the Tour gives an incredible insight into the hardships faced by the outback pioneers and is an amazing experience for those visiting Longreach.
Cemeteries are full of stories of the...More
I found the cemetery tour quite entertaining, Wendy was a great tour guide with lots of information to share.
I would have liked a bit more time to look at the graves and many few more stories about the locals of the town rather than...More
Walking around in the hot sun even wearing head gear is not fun. The graves in the cemetery are not that old and I personally thought that there were not enough characters with history worth telling. Out of a group of about 18 ten sat...More
GhostToursPtyLtd, Public Relations Manager at History Tours Australia - Longreach Cemetery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017
Thank you for your feedback about the tour in Longreach Cemetery, we appreciate that you found the guide knowledgeable and that they spoke well.
Thank you for also sharing that the tour was not for you and that the stories were not old...More
We did the tour on Wednesday morning. It was just fantastic - so information and history of the early pioneers - well worth the visit. Just loved it and learnt so much - thank-youMore
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GhostToursPtyLtd, Marketing Cooridnator at History Tours Australia - Longreach Cemetery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent experience with a Longreach Cemetery history tour. We are glad to hear that you had enjoyed the experience and had positive things to say about the tour. Our guides are...More