Brisbane’s cemetery tours bring past to life

DURING Seniors Week, some of the locals found Brisbane's cemeteries were full of "life" - the stories of those who now rest within the cemetery.

As part of Seniors Week activities, History Tours Australia held historical day tours in Lutwyche and Toowong Cemetery, giving visitors an insight into the history of cemeteries, the trials and tribulations of early settlers, and the beautiful grave symbolism within Brisbane's burial grounds.

Two walking cemetery tours were held in each cemetery and were led by Lily, a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide who shared 75 minutes of entertaining information and research, some of which even the locals hadn't heard before.

Visitors came from as far as Gatton to attend the tours, making it a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable day out.

Claire, who attended the Toowong Cemetery, said she couldn't fault it.

"We loved hearing about the notable graves and early history of Brisbane."

Leslie mentioned the tours were "very interesting, with really good information".

If you have an interest in Brisbane's past, would like a relaxed and informative outing or something to do with friends, join History Tours Australia on one of their Cemetery Tours.

History Tours Australia is now also taking private tour bookings for clubs and groups for 2016.

More info

  • For inquiries and to book your tour, phone 3344 7265 or 0401 666 442

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