Cooktown Memorial Inscriptions


© Copyright 1996-2019 Kerry Raymond and David Horton


Cooktown, Cook Shire


Address: Charlotte Street, Cooktown
Opened: 1873 - 1920
# graves: 3000
From the information board at the cemetery:
Cooktown Cemerery
Significant heritage?
Over 3000 burials have taken place here since 1873. Most are unmarked.
The sire reflects historical events, social attitudes, and places the lives of ordinary people in perspective.
The tombstones, or lack of them, reflect wealth, social status and religious customs.
Graves of Aborigines, Chinese, English, French, German, Irish, Jews, New Zealanders, and Scots reflect a cosmopolitan origin.
Cemetery layout
Like many graveyeards, areas were allocated to Christians, heathens and Jews.
The Cooktown Cemetery is a time capsule of far north Queensland. Unlock the past as you wander among the graves and along the walking trail.

More information :

Wikipedia: Cooktown Cemetery
Find-a-grave: Cooktown General Cemetery
Cook Shire cemeteries with cemetery map
Australian cemeteries index - Cooktown
Australian cemeteries - Cooktown Cemetery
Explore Cooktown and Cape York - Cooktown Cemetery
Qld state archives - Register of the Cooktown Public Cemetery
Qld heritage register entry
Billion graves - Cooktown Cemetery
Weekend Notes - Cooktown Cemetery
Jocelyn Watts - Cemetery steeped in history
Cooktown & District Historical Society : Records currently available
Exploroz - Cooktown Cemetery - QLD
Cooktown Cemetery and Chinese Shrine
Commonwealth war graves - Cooktown
If the dead could speak - Cooktown Cemetery reveals FNQ history
Facebook - Cooktown Cemetery
Sydney Morning Herald - Cooktown
Centre for Indigenous Family History Studies - Cooktown Public Cemetery - Some Extracts 1877 - 1987 (burial register)
Qld historical atlas - Chinese shrine, Cooktown Cemetery, 1972
NLA Trove - Chinese headstone in Cooktown Cemetery, Cooktown, Queensland, ca. 1960

Photographed: (partial) Jul 2016

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