The Rescued Headstones

Some of the removed headstones from the 1970s 'Beautification Scheme' were unearthed during construction of the Boggo Road Busway adjacent to the cemetery in 2008. Thanks to community pressure - and in particular the efforts of the FOSBC - the cemeteries department of the Brisbane City Council arranged the return of some of the excavated headstones from the Busway site. They cleaned up the partial and full headstones and endeavoured to place them back on their original gravesites. Sadly, some were missed in their excavations and have been dumped.

Excavation work during construction of the Busway, 2008. (Brisbane Times)

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