Peachester Cemetery Caloundra City - Noticeboard

The Peachester district was settled by pioneer farmers and timbermen in the early 1880s; and the first township grew up around a sawmill established by W.A. Grigor on the bank of the Stanley River in 1900. Postal directories and other records for the early years of the twentieth century reveal a busy growing community and the main industries as timber, darying and bananas.

A Cemetery Reserve was proclaimed in 1902, and the first burial took place in 1905. For many years the cemetery was administered and maintained by local Trustees, and records were kept by an honorary Sexton. Landsborough Shire Council took over the management in 1944, and without the same degree of local involvement the cemetery gradually fell into disrepair. The 1980s saw a renewal of local nterest, and the first offocial plan and register were drawn up. In 2000 the future of Peachester Cemetery was in boubt, but community support, strongly conveyed to the Caloundra City Council, helped to initiate a program of enhancement for all cemeteries in the city.

At right is an alphabetical index of names from the Peachester Burial Register. Further information regarding burials, together with photographs and a plan of the grave sites (accurate as at date of printing), can be found in the publication: Peachester Cemetery, History and Register, compiled by the Peachester History Committee, March 2004.

This book is priced at $10.00 ($12.50 posted) and is available from

  Peachester History Committee
  c/- Helen Page
  1393 Peachester Road
  Peachester Qld 4519
  (phone 07 54049557)
The Peachester History Committee wishes to acknowledge the assistance of a grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund which made possible the production of this leaflet and the book Peachester Cemetery, History and Register.

Burial Register Peachester Cemetery