Beechworth Public Cemetery

Beechworth Public Cemetery

Beechworth Public Cemetery
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Sandra T
San Remo, Australia51 contributions
May 2022
The cemetery is well worth a visit to read some of the history on the old headstones going back to the 1850's. Such a sad and harsh time. Also the Chinese section is very interesting. Be sure to collect a pamphlet at the entrance to help you find graves of interest.
Written 5 May 2022
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Dodger52
Wollongong, Australia489 contributions
Apr. 2022
It is well worth the visit. A lot of history is contained within the walls including a significant number of graves from the Chinese mining era
Written 26 April 2022
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia26,082 contributions
Feb. 2022
One would not normally see a cemetery as a place for tourists but the Beechworth Cemetery is very historic and well laid out and somewhat picturesque. The Chinese Ceremonial Burning Towers and the extensive Chinese Cemetery behind is worth a visit.
Written 27 February 2022
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Joy T
North Wonthaggi, Australia1 contribution
Nov. 2021 • Solo
I went to check out my grandfather’s grave. What an amazing cemetery. So interesting. The well known and not so well known residents have interesting stories to tell.
Written 23 November 2021
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kingalpony
Wallan, Australia42 contributions
May 2021
Lots of interesting history here. Well set out and an easy walk around. For a small donation you can get a brochure of the layout and history on same of the grave sights
Written 9 May 2021
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Christine B
Melbourne90 contributions
Mar. 2021
A beautiful spot, well curated with many historic features. Calm, well maintained with plenty of signage providing interesting information.
Written 17 March 2021
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Marie D
Greater Adelaide, Australia5 contributions
Feb. 2021
What a Surprise to see how many People came here for many reasons but was I found many came here in the search for their fortune ,So many people buried here , and so many Chinese people that helped this Beautiful town develop in a Beautiful Town
Written 19 February 2021
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Jane L
Clunes, Australia25 contributions
Dec. 2020
Came to Beechworth to visit resting site for our GGGG Grandmother - Catherine Martin in Chinese Section. Family had raised funds for a new Plaque to be placed. Cemetery well kept and tidy.
Written 11 December 2020
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Meg352
Bendigo, Australia21 contributions
Sep. 2020
We visited the cemetery after doing a tour of the gaol to see the mass grave of prisoners, men women and children who died in the Old Beechworth Gaol. The area is marked "Strangers". The Chinese Burning Tours are very interesting.
Written 5 October 2020
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Swisshen
Melbourne, Australia2,281 contributions
Jul. 2020
This interesting cemetry is split into different sections, such as the “Pioneer Section", with Dr Henry Green who died four months after his arrival, a victim of typhoid fever.
The Chinese Section of the cemetery is very interesting. Here some 2000 Chinese gold seekers and settlers are buried.
I found the Chinese Burning Towers (1857) very unusual. They were used for burning paper prayers and meals were provided on the altar (1883) for the spirits of the dead.
Written 27 July 2020
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