McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery

McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery

McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery
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duncrich
Brisbane, Australia33 contributions
Sep. 2022
A very informative display board with a history of the place, in the context of the old town, with a list of names and quotes from the newspaper attacking the person who chose that site. It's now a peaceful place between suburban housing and commercial properties.
Written 15 September 2022
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Moreton Bay Diners
Redland City, Australia88 contributions
Jan. 2022
There is a lot of history here regarding the early settlers of Cairns. People from all over the world. Very peaceful spot. A great history lesson for the kids.
Written 26 April 2022
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Michael Yip
Caloundra, Australia46 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Easy parking from the McLeod St entry and though a double gated entrance leading down a pathway to a pergola with a list and location of the pioneer residents of Cairns.
Obviously the conditions of some of the headstones are well aged or non existing.
The records have been transposed from old records, so accuracy is not guaranteed.
It's a tranquil walk amongst the inhabitants and surprisingly quiet. It's easy the leave the world behind....if your into this stuff.
I was looking for family so enjoyed the history of it all
Written 28 October 2021
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Camille A
3 contributions
Jun. 2021
Interesting place to visit to see the history of Cairns. There is a covered pagoda with the names of all those buried there.
Written 11 June 2021
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Pamela912
Sydney, Australia82 contributions
Jul. 2020
This well maintained and shady oasis is a very interesting place to wander around. Reading the names and imagining the lives of these people makes for an interesting afternoon and brings to life (pun intended) the early history of Cairns.
Written 4 September 2020
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Jacco S
Wormer, The Netherlands859 contributions
Mar. 2020
During our stay in Cairns we rented a bike and we did a tour on our own. We were here some years ago and we wanted to see it again.
Written 13 May 2020
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Kate Bemrose
Cairns, Australia12 contributions
Nov. 2018
A great walk to take. Very interesting to see all of the history. I have a morbid curiosity for death so maybe its just me. But it was beautiful.
Written 30 September 2019
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RobGymeaBay
Miranda, Australia477 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
In Cairns visiting my son and his family I was requested by a distant relative to find the grave of Elizabeth Jane Bridekirk in the Pioneer Cemetery. Elizabeth is the Granddaughter of my Great, great,great Grandfather. I went to the Cemetery and found her name on the Rotunda but could not find the plot plan. Research at the Cairns Library and the History Society gave me some leads. Back to the Cemetery to give it another try there it was in plain sight the plot plan. From there is was a matter of lining up plots and come to a conclusion where Elizabeth's unmarked grave was. She was buried there on 27th January 1915 and it is probably a long time since anyone showed an interest in her. Why William Sparkes the Boxing Champion's Daughter lived her last years in early Cairns is probably a story for another time? At rest under a well kept lawn beside a huge tree in Far North Queensland is as good as it can probably get. A credit to the Cairns Council for preserving it's past.
Written 15 July 2019
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Michael N
Lawson, Australia1,206 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Friends
This old cemetery is a wonderful reminder of the citizens who helped develop Cairns. Many of the graves and plaques provide details of the occupations and the causes of death.
The local historical society should be congratulated on their efforts to restore this important piece of history. They have built a substantial rotunda in the centre of the cemetery which lists the names and details of many of those buried there.
Well worth a visit and custodians of other cemeteries could well learn from this.
Written 4 July 2019
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Where to next?!
Port Vila, Vanuatu366 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Couples
An interesting place to visit if you are interested in the history of the area.

Not much to see or do except explore and see who once settled in the Cairns area
Written 26 March 2019
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