(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.)



3 thoughts on “(site of) Burial Ground, Launceston

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    Robyn Sheppard

    January 29, 2020 at 8:47am

    The family records show that my First Fleet ancestor Olivier Lucas (died 1830) was buried at St John’s Church of England Launceston which I understand to be now at Cypress Street. The family records suggest the headstone is still intact. I’m coming to Launceston from Melbourne in a couple of days and would be very keen to see this headstone if it’s still available to view. Can you throw any light on this subject?
    thank you in anticipation

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      Monissa Whiteley

      January 29, 2020 at 10:46pm


      You’ll find the information about Cypress Street here. But the short answer is most of the headstones are gone. There are apparently about a dozen still intact at Carr Villa (the large current cemetery) but I don’t have list of them. One of the commenters on the Cypress St post is/has compiled a book about the burials. You might have some luck contacting her.

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    Colleen Bower

    March 27, 2020 at 11:07pm

    Hi Monissa I am also a descendant of Olivia just wondering did you find a headstone for Olivia or any information at all, I have just returned from a trip to Norfolk Island very interesting
    Cheers Colleen

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