The Women of South Brisbane Cemetery

Next tour available for bookings

Friday 11 June 2021
7.30 – 9.45 pm

Description

A special experience. Explore a beautiful heritage-listed cemetery under the stars with the people who know it best, and discover some Real History. Your friendly guides value the integrity of historical accuracy, and are more than happy to chat with you and answer your questions.

We first ran this tour to mark International Women’s Day in March 2018, and it proved to be so popular that we have added it to our roster of regular tours. You will walk through this beautiful and historical cemetery and visit the graves to hear the stories of several women who were laid to rest in the cemetery, and learn how their lives and deaths (be they tragic or inspirational) reflect the history of women in Queensland. Everything you hear will be factual and sourced from historical records.
 
This is a great way to explore the cemetery at night. Your knowledgeable guides are Tracey Olivieri (the #1 South Brisbane Cemetery expert), and Chris Dawson (professional historian).
 
Prices
Single bookings: $15/$10 conc.  / Group bookings (four or more people): $10 per person. See below for bookings.
 

All our tours are not-for-profit and the money raised goes to our cemetery history and maintenance projects.

Duration
2 – 2½ hours (tour times can vary depending on levels of customer interaction during the tour).

Age level
Suitable for ages 12 years and up. Contains adult themes.

Walking difficulty
Medium. Please be aware that this tour does involve walking (slowly) up the big hill in the cemetery. Please advise us of any relevant medical concerns prior to attending the tour.

Bookings
Bookings can be made via bank transfer or PayPal.

Bank transfer
Please mark your transaction ‘WM11JUN’ and indicate number of attendees. Important: Provide an email address or send us an email so we can forward you full tour attendance information.

Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery Inc.
Commonwealth Bank BSB: 064493
Account no. 10158225

Single bookings
Group bookings
Private and Easy Access Tours

We can organise a Private Tour just for your own group of friends (minimum 10 people). We also run Easy Access tours for groups with mobility issues. You can select any available tour type you want. Minimum cost is $150 for up to 15 people (extra people $10 per person).

All our tours are not-for-profit and run by the Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery (Inc.) in a community partnership with the Boggo Road Gaol Historical Society (Inc.). Tours are conducted under license from the Brisbane City Council.

Please contact info@fosbc.com with your queries.

Part of our ‘Queensland Cemetery History Tours’ range. This is a not-for-profit Real History tour that respects historical accuracy and cemetery values and is in NO WAY associated with the ‘Ghost Tours’ small business.