'History Among the Graves' Public Talks

Next ‘History Among the Graves’ talks:

‘When Death Was a Woman’s Business’
with Tracey Olivieri
Sunday 22 May 2022
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.

2022 SCHEDULE

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
TBA

Sunday 30 October
TBA

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.