South Brisbane Cemetery

Stage Number: MBSH.02.01.07

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Dutton Park-South Woolloongabba-Buranda

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 21 Fairfield Rd. Dutton Park (181A Annerley Rd)

Latitude & Longitude: -27.500225,153.0258

Time Link: 1866

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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Gazetted 1866. Fitst burial in 1870. Sexton’s Cottage built 1881 then cemetery became more accessible in 1884, via the railway’s Boggo Junction (Dutton Park)Station. It’s perimeter was defined by a wall and iron railings and gates in 1888, with the wall extended in 1891. Seven acres were added to the site in 1904 and the tram reached the cemetery in 1908. In 1928, Brisbane City Council took control from the State and the BCC undertook improvements during 1930-41 and 1945-54, including ferry access. It closed for new burials in 1962 but family plot’ ‘burials continue. It contains 52 Commonwealth War Graves plus one American Civil War veteran. Also known as Dutton Park Cemetery.


Department of Enviroment and Heritage Protection, Queensland Heritage Register citation No.602406; Jack Ford, American Civil War Heritage Trail, Queensland, (Brisbane: ACWRTQ, 2015)

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 1 chain to the inch. Plan of subdivision of section 30 City of Brisbane. 1 chain to an inch. Surveyor General’s Office, Brisbane.(quarter-size). 634488