BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND

TOOWONG CEMETERY


The Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, once called the Brisbane General Cemetery, was established in 1866 and formally opened in 1875. It is a history lesson in itself, encompassing so many varied styles of monuments and burial plots. It displays the fashions in ornamentation, the differences in attitudes to death as regards various cultures and religions, as well as the social structure of the times. 


To quote from the Heritage Register listing


http://www.toowongwest.org.au/heritage_register/cemetery.htm


"The Toowong Cemetery is a rare example of the Victorian concept of a mortuary park and the collection of memorials and gravestones record unique documentary information that is of interest to art, military, local history, architectural and sculptural historians, students of typography and demography, genealogists and relatives of the deceased."  and


"At the base of Mt Coot-tha, with the Botanical Gardens and Anzac Park opposite, and with the Brisbane Forest Park as its backdrop, the Toowong Cemetery’s picturesque setting maintains the visual allusion of the Victorian concept of a mortuary park on the outskirts of the city. Its elevated location to minimise health risks and its inclusion of all denominations typify the characteristics of late nineteenth century cemeteries."


 These are but a few of the many Irish related graves that remain in the cemetery. This page will be added to over time.








Catherine Goopy (nee McCauley) & Sarah

Resting place of Catherine Goopy nee McCauley born Co Sligo c1836 and her daughter Sarah Gertude.
Catherine's husband was John Goopy b Calcutta c 1831.They married in Brisbane, Qld Australia 1854
Sarah was born in Brisbane 1872, married James Maxwell Fisher 1897.
A son of Catherine and John snr., John jnr, and James (Fisher), are buried in the same grave, as is Olive May Fisher and John jnr and Sarah's brother, Joseph Goopy





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Purcell Davidson grave Toowong Cem

daughter in law? of Andrew Purcell of Druncliff Innis Co Clare
Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia


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Andrew Purcell born at Druncliff, Innis Co Clare Ire. rests in Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld
One of many graves of Irish descendants in Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld. Australia



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Michael Kelly d 1914 age 50 c Co Thurles, Ireland Toowong Cemetery
Sacred Heart of Jesus
have
mercy on the soul of
Michael Kelly
native Co Thurles Ireland
died Oct. 8th 1914 aged 50 years
also his daughter MARY (infant)
R.I.P.

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John Toomey d 1904 Merlin Co Cork, Ire & Alice Mary died Brisbane 1933 Toowong Cemetery
Inscription reads... " In ever loving memory of John the dearly beloved husband of Alice Mary Toomey born 17th July at Merlin Co Cork Ireland died 22nd July 1904 aged 39 years R.I.P.
When the cold of death had encircled poor Jack
And his spirit to Heaven had fled
No mind can imagine the grief that we felt
Or picture the tears that we shed
Altho' he is gone it is wrong to deplore him
And yet I feel sorry and grieved in my heart
I know that God's blessings are right there before him
And one day we'll meet never more to part.
Erected by his sorrowing wife.
also his wife
Alice Mary
died 30th June 1933
aged 59 years


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Family Name: HODNETT

Given Names:   John
Birth Date:
Death Date:   10/07/1924
Age:   66
Remarks:   A Native of County Cork, Ireland
    Also John Nugent 15/10/1882 – 28/12/1882, son of Catherine Nugent, Ireland
Transcription supplied by Terry Slattery



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Family Name:   McCARTHY
Given Names: Bridget
Birth Date:  11/03/1862
Death Date:   01/12/1922
Age:   60
Remarks:   A Native of Kilrush, Ireland   (Presumably County Clare)

Family Name: McCARTHY
Given Names:   Denis
Birth Date:
Death Date:   07/12/1932
Age:   70

Transcription supplied by Terry Slattery




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Family Name: BREENE

Given Names:   Thomas

Birth Date:
Death Date:   28/03/1903
Age:   40
Remarks:   Born Tipperary, Ireland

Transcription supplied by Terry Slattery




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Family Name:  RYAN 

Given Names:   Patrick J
Birth Date:  21/04/1834
Death Date:   30/09/1915 (Brisbane)
Age:   66
Remarks:   Born Tipperary, Ireland
Transcription supplied by Terry Slattery



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Family Name:   HOUGH


Given Names:   Ann
Birth Date:  
Death Date:   15/09/1901
Age:   44
Remarks:   Of Ballinderry, Tipperary, Ireland
Transcription supplied by Terry Slattery


Family Name:   DARCY
Given Names:   Winifred
Birth Date:  
Death Date:   21/09/1892
Age:   36
Remarks:   Of Ballinderry, Tipperary, Ireland
Transcription supplied by Terry Slattery


Family Name:   HOUGH ???   Cemetery record shows Hough
Given Names:   Patrick
Birth Date:  
Death Date:   28/09/1907
Age:   44
Remarks:   Of Ballinderry, Tipperary, Ireland
Transcription supplied by Terry Slattery




Family Name:   HOUGH
Given Names:   Daniel
Birth Date:  
Death Date:   03/08/1921
Age:   67
Remarks:   Of Ballinderry, Tipperary, Ireland
Transcription supplied by Terry Slattery



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Family Name:   McCLAFFERTY

Given Names:   Michael
Birth Date:  
Death Date:   13/04/1895
Age:   29
Remarks:   Native of Donegal, Ireland
Transcription supplied by Terry Slattery



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LUTWYCHE CEMETERY

Lutwyche Cemetery is on busy Gympie Road. 
There is a great history of this cemetery at
 http://www.chermsidedistrict.org.au/chermsidedistrict/01_cms/details.asp?ID=287

The first burial is thought to have been in 1878. The Cemetery is divided into two main sections, the monumental section and the War Cemetery.

 This is just a small selection of the Irish related graves in the Monumental section.


Here rests Mary Christina Goopy (nee Callanan) born 10 Dec,, 1881, in Maryborough, Queens Co, Ireland , now Co Laois...died 28 Sep., 1973...
also her parents, father...William Francis Callanan, born in Co Tipperary, Ireland,, abt. 1854, died 27 Jul, 1927...
 and her mother....Margaret Mary Callanan nee O'Connor, born in Queen's Co., Ireland, c 1855, died 9 Feb, 1950...
also her Aunt, Bridget F. O'Connor, born abt 1857, Ireland, died 31 Jul, 1909..

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Here rests the Carpenter twins, Margaret and Joseph, born on 18 Aug., 1912, died on 8th and 7th Oct., 1912... also their sister Cecilia, born 13 Nov., 1922, and died on 27 Dec., 1926. 

 All children of Mary and Timothy Carpenter who emigrated from Co Carlow, Ireland in 1901.


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In Loving memory of ...
John Grimshaw, born Co Armagh, Ireland, died 15 July, aged 56 years...
Evelyn Georgina Grimshaw, died 3 Nov, 1993, aged 89 years...

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SOUTH BRISBANE CEMETERY 

also known as Dutton Park Cemetery


http://www.southbrisbanecemetery.org/Cemetery%20history.html

Here  lies  the  body  of  Mary
The Beloved Wife of
Felix Dolin
Who departed this life 27th February 1877
aged 39 years, May  she  Rest  in  Peace
Sacred  Heart  of  Mary  be  Thou  my  Salvation
We loved her in life let us not  abandon her till we conduct
her by our prayers into the Eternal Tabernacles
erected  by  her  husband.
[Mary was born in Tully, Co Fermanagh (nee Snow) ]
  
ALSO   
Patrick Brennan, Who died 11th Aug 1905 Aged 45 years
Felix   Dolin , Who died 3rd Jan 1910 aged 76 years, born Meenagleragh, Co Fermanagh              
Joseph  Dolin, Who died 7th July 1915 aged 45 years,
           
Other people buried in this grave not inscribed on stone:
Annie Brennan (nee Dolin) born Killy Beg, Co Fermanagh 10/07/1857 d. 4/3/1922 aged 65 years
Catherine Brennan (daughter) b. 1891  D. 5/9/1967 aged 76 years
Cecilia Dolin B. 19/10/1876 D. 12/1876 (daughter of Felix and Mary) aged 2 months

Altogether there are 7 persons buried in this double plot:
Portion 2c, graves 1 and 2.
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