(site of) Burial Ground, Launceston


High Street, between York Street and Fawkner St, Launceston. Google Maps.

Only known burial 1811 (from LINC Tasmania’s guide to Launceston cemeteries).
Closed ? Possibly 1823, when Cypress St cemetery was in use.

Marked on 1826 map, number 79. (If that link doesn’t work, try here and scroll along to the Sharland map.)

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Cemetery, Williamsford-Rosebery


Williamsford Road, west of Rosebery. Google Maps. (I think that’s the right location from the cemetery. It is not the site 1 km from the turn off that some other websites show, that is the remains of an industrial site. The cemetery is a little further along the road.)

Names & transcriptions
Searchable names

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Charles St General Cemetery, Launceston


Opened 1841
Photo as a cemetery
Charles St gate
Closed 1925

Location (as Saint Ockerby Grounds)

Record of location of the graves (Not very useful)
Epitaphs and tombstone inscriptions removed from Charles Street cemetery (Hand written transcriptions)
Cemetery register (list of names, organised by first letter of surname and then date)
Treasurer’s register (Organised by date, gives details of payments made)

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Cemeteries, Ross


Old Ross Burial Ground, Park St. Also known as the soldier’s or military burial ground,, because there are a number of redcoats buried here.


Philip Maher
who departed this life
on the 31st March AD 1817
and served as Quarter Master Seegeant
in the 51st K.O.L.I
during a long campaign on the
Peninsula Waterloo
and later Barrack Sergeant
at Ross
aged 56 years
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Cemetery, Darlington/Maria Island

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Maria Island cemetery from a distance (the grey rectangle in the middle of the photo). For location context: Darlington is in the valley behind the barn on the left, the blue hills are the Tasmanian mainland. Google Maps

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The cemetery was in use for all the settlement periods. During the convict eras, it was only used for free settlers, the prisoners being put in a mass grave. With one exeception. Most of the headstones have fallen down and broken so you don’t see them until you’re on top of them. That’s what the “rocks” in the photos are, remains of headstones.
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