(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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Pioneer Cemetery, Tullah


I don’t seem to be able to find out much about this cemetery, other than it exists and there are 3 headstones remaining (shown in above photo, really, and individually below). Some photos of the cemetery when the ground was cleared.

It seems to have been opened or transferred to council control in 1908, with a caretaker appointed the following year. A short newspaper story saysHugh Crompton, aged 12 years was buried at Tullah on 2 March 1907. Although it might not have been on this site or the location is wrong. In 1908, John Price was buried in Catholic section. No doubt the cemetery area was bigger than the space occupied by the three extant headstones.
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