'History Among the Graves' Public Talks

Next ‘History Among the Graves’ talks:

10.30 – 11.30 am

Our ‘History Among the Graves’ free public talks are held outdoors in the cemetery and are a great way to learn some interesting history in a beautiful setting under the trees. We aim to run a programme of varied talks with different speakers each year. The schedule will appear below.

The talks run for 45 minutes, followed by a Q & A session, and take place near the office in the centre of the cemetery. Find some space out in the open air, make yourself comfortable on a chair or blanket with a drink and nibbles, and sit back and enjoy the morning. History books, cemetery information and free tea and coffee will also be available from our stalls.


Sunday 22 May
10.30-11.15 am
Tracey Olivieri
‘When Death was a Woman’s Business’ – A look at the various women involved in the Brisbane funerary industry in times past.

Sunday 12 June
10.30-11.15 am
Chris Dawson
‘Meet the Executed Prisoners of South Brisbane Cemetery’ – An introduction to the 42 people who were hanged at the nearby Boggo Road Gaol during 1883-1913. Hear how they met their end, and see where they were laid to rest.

Sunday 24 July
10.30-11.15 am
Liam Baker

Please contact us if you have any queries about these events.

These Public History talks are not-for-profit ‘Real History’ events that respect historical accuracy.