Dunwich Cemetery Stradbroke

https://sunrisetoday.blog/2021/12/29/dunwich-cemetery-stradbroke-2/ The first burials at Dunwich cemetery are believed to date from 1847 and it is one of the earliest surviving cemeteries in Queensland. The European settlement of Stradbroke Island began in 1827 when a convict out-station was established at Dunwich to serve the Moreton Bay convict settlement based at Brisbane town. Dunwich Cemetery StradbrokeContinue reading “Dunwich Cemetery Stradbroke”

Mrs Fischers Grave Russell Island

The person responsible for Mrs Fischer’s memorial and setting up the museum was Wendy Dorrington. The collection largely was a private one owned by the postmaster of the eighties Jim Batey with his wife Ruth who still lives on the island. Wendy obtained a grant from Redland City Council and the collection was purchased withContinue reading “Mrs Fischers Grave Russell Island”

Cemetery at Comet Queensland

The story of a town, and its history is in the Cemetery where people who once lived in the town are now buried, their tombs and descriptions tell the history of the town. Here in this old cemetery, only a few graves remain visible…according to the notice board at the entrance, 154 people were buriedContinue reading “Cemetery at Comet Queensland”

Chinese Grave at Comet Queensland…Zhang dai guan…dear Parent…

The picture of sun and moon on top of the tomb is a symbol of a minority religious. if I remember correctly, it is called   Islamism. the two Chinese characters right below the symbol is the name of a branch of Islamism,which  pronounced as Xin An in Chinese.  The five vertically written Chinese says thatContinue reading “Chinese Grave at Comet Queensland…Zhang dai guan…dear Parent…”

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