History of Goulburn Cemeteries

Goulburn was an important town from the 1820s, servicing the southern area of NSW, including the Far South Coast and Riverina. Graziers took up land, often using assigned convicts, store-keepers sent goods out by bullock dray and wagons, police patrolled an extensive area and ministers of religion travelled on horse-back to visit settlers further out. Goulburn was the hub of all this activity.

Cemeteries were one of many facilities needed by the expanding population.

Many early burials would have used wooden crosses, which have not stood the test of time.

All the historic cemeteries now have many unmarked graves.

Local history researchers over many years, have so far not found records in State or Church Archives, which could show the layout of burial plots or purchasing records. Click to View Time Line

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