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Dunwich Cemetery

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Address: Corner East Coast Road and Yabby Street, Redland City, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland 2004, Australia
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+61 7 3409 9555

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A peaceful historical site by the ocean.

Visiting cemeteries is not my usual thing to do but we had some time to pass before catching the car ferry back to the mainland. Dunwich Cemetery is located just outside Dunwich... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2016
kpiddy
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Brisbane, Australia

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing amount of local history in North Stradbroke Island. The cemetery has some very old headstones and is a testament to the hardships of early pioneer settlement.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Visiting cemeteries is not my usual thing to do but we had some time to pass before catching the car ferry back to the mainland. Dunwich Cemetery is located just outside Dunwich on the main road to Point Lookout; within walking distance from the ferry terminal. The cemetery is one of the oldest European styled cemetery in Queensland with burials... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I was passing in the bus with the sea on my left and lorious park on my right. Then noticed a huge crowd of people in a park, then saw gravestones. It looked surreal. I got off the bus and wandered into the park. A large funeral just finished...what a place to be laid to rest, among so much history,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We came primarily to this cemetery in June 2013 to look for a family member who was buried there in 1911 but we could not find his grave. Dunwich Benevolent Asylum operated on Stradbroke Island for people with incurable conditions, so that many of the residents of the asylum were buried there. This is a peaceful serene cemetery beneath huge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Adjacent to the ferry and bus stop is the cemetery..well worth a look and walk through to see the old tombstones and military graves

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I've been to a lot of cemeteries this one is quite small and petite. In a peaceful surrounding you can walk and reflect on times gone by .

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Dunwich, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I take visitors there to view the graves of Mitchell and Ballows so they can see the age of them for themselves. It is Queensland's second oldest grave site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Dunwich Cemetary on North Stradbroke island is filled with history. It is the second oldest cemetery in Queensland and some of its residents include 8,426 Dunwich Benevolent Asylum Inmates who were buried in unmarked graves. The cemetery includes a large open field under which their remains are believed to lie. The cemetery is also the final resting place for medical... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

A stroll through the cemetery reveals some insights into the history of the Islands and some very old headstones. It allows you to imagine what it was like there in the late 1800s. There are also other things in the area such as the water taxi terminal and the Little Ship Club.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

While at Stradbroke, if you can tear yourself away from the whale watching, the beaches, the food venues etc, why not spend a quiet hour meandering through this quaint, and in Australian terms historic venue. You will not be disappointed.

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