Penguin General Cemetery & Vantage Point

Penguin General Cemetery & Vantage Point

Penguin General Cemetery & Vantage Point
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,762 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We drove up the hill to the cemetery, the sign telling us that it was established in 1885 although the first burial was in 1865. It was gazetted a public cemetery in 1897 and is heritage listed. There are great views over the town and Bass Strait. My wife was telling me how the view was to die for, she changed her mind when I reminded her that we were in the cemetery. The entire area is well maintained. We parked near a memorial memorial garden and sculpture commemorating "the short lives of our many unnamed children". The sculpture by Keith Smith is titled "Children of the World"
Written 17 May 2022
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C...
Victoria, Australia82,151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
I love the way Colonists used to choose the most scenic part of the town to bury their dead... this cemetery overlooks the town and you are given Birdseye views...so to speak. It offers a spectacular view over the Bass Strait. This site has been used as a cemetery since 1885. However the first death recorded to be buried here is from 1865... a small baby.

There are a few mysteries surrounding this grave site...but that makes it all the more enthralling. You can wander around and read some amazing headstones.
Written 17 February 2021
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JamesHarry W
Mullumbimby, Australia649 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Solo
I always pop in to Cemeteries ... there is always so much to see and to learn there . It's always quiet and always meditative . Penguin has a beautifully maintained resting place for it's people ....BUT what sets it apart is the situation .... right up on a Bluff with a wonderful view of the Town and the Sea ... It's always nice to pay my respects too as I am deeply involved in life and don't need to forget that I too will slip away to the pale realms of shade soon enough x
Written 25 July 2018
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Tony W
Sydney, Australia4,578 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
Having a walk through this cemetery provides you with a glimpse into the towns history. An interesting way to spend 30 minutes.
Written 12 January 2018
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AussieMike
Acton Park, Australia182 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
Lots of graves, nicely maintained... if cemetery's are your "thing" then go check out Penguins for sure!
Written 17 January 2017
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denise j
Burnie, Australia64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
this cemetery over looks the ocean and is full of local history just to walk around and read the headstones gibes you a sense of what life was li,e in this area in days gone by
Written 28 June 2016
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Thefullermonty
Penguin, Australia42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
What an unusual festival,150-200 people joining in honouring the spirits of bygone times.The live, one-hour, non-stop musical event, with highland pipers, flautist, violinist, choir and two vocalists meandering among the graves, ended with a magnificent and moving butterfly release in the small commemorative garden. What a truly amazing event and it's all over the internet. Let's hope it becomes a regular feature.
Written 11 February 2015
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Thefullermonty
Penguin, Australia42 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
Just a kilometre's walk along the beach & up the hill from Penguin's CBD, and well sign-posted, is this ideally situated attraction. The interpretive signage, in the small garden dedicated to the tens of unnamed babies buried there, explains the history and uniqueness of the cemetery and references the cemetery's Wikipedia page. The bench seat within the garden invites reflection and the best views over Bass Straight. One of the most unusual 'finds' is the 1915 John Doe, presumed to be Jeremiah or Michael Clifford, for search for whose identity continues. The cemetery is just one of a few heritage cemeteries in the North West of Tasmania, and is beautifully restored and loved by the people of Penguin.
Written 14 August 2014
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