THE FRIENDS OF SOUTH BRISBANE CEMETERY
The first phase of the Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery (or FOSBC) began in 2005 when a small informal group was created by three local women who were concerned about the neglected state of the cemetery. During the next few years they tidied and recorded every grave and completed an enormous amount of research work. Other people came in around 2009 and initiated tours and publications.
The FOSBC was established as an incorporated association in May 2017 after a two-year hiatus, commencing the current phase of the group. Building on the earlier work, we initiated a successful range of new history and community events (tours, talks, cleaning bees), and membership has since grown to over 80 people.
We believe that the best way to ensure the long-term protection of the cemetery is to get more people caring about it, either by volunteering there, or reading about it, or by attending one of our tours or public talks, or tracking down family graves.
We aim to look after everyone in our cemetery, be they labourers, nurses, children, sailors, housewives, business owners, domestic servants, priests, returned servicemen, farmers, politicians, homeless people, teachers, whoever… we believe that every grave is important.
We are very active in our community and are looking for people interested in joining us as we develop our group. Contact us at email@example.com if you want to be a part of this great community experience.