Guardian Angels

Next GUARDIAN ANGELS cleaning events:
Our volunteers have been cleaning at the South Brisbane Cemetery at various times since 2004, when three women took on the job of cleaning and recording every grave themselves. Since then we have run several 'Clean Up Australia Day' events and two huge community efforts in the wake of the January 2011 floods.

Our 'Guardian Angels' programme commenced in 2018, drawing in members of the public to join our team and try and clean as many headstones as we can for the 150th anniversary of the cemetery in 2020. It has been incredible for us to witness so many different people, young and old, come together to discover the strangely satisfying experience of washing off a headstone to again reveal something of its former glory to the world.

You are more than welcome to join us for our next event. As the photos below show, everybody who comes loves this very enjoyable and rewarding work.