Friends of Tingalpa Cemetery Heritage Group Inc.
– Rod and Marion Murphy and
Compilation by Rod Murphy
Our thanks to David Horton for including this information on his
Records of burials and positions of graves were known to be incomplete, with some inaccurate information. This was no doubt due to the fact that control of this historic cemetery changed frequently, with various other parishes undertaking responsibility from time to time. Control currently rests with the General Manager of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane.
historic Tingalpa Pioneers’ Chapel and Burial Ground at
A 2002/2004 Brisbane City Council Local History Grant of $1,500 was obtained to assist with upgrading the Burial Register. We are most grateful for this, and for the dedication and expertise of Rod and Marion Murphy and Lorraine Graham in cross-checking the numerous sources required for the preparation of the of this expanded Register.
checked include the Christ Church Cemetery records; the Anglican Archives for
Tingalpa and neighbouring church records and for Church Chronicles; indexes of
Births, Deaths and Marriages held at the State Library of Queensland; State
Archives; Death Certificates; Newspaper notices, Funeral Directors; National
Archives of Australia war records, Queensland Family History Society Inc.;
Genealogy Society of Queensland; the Brisbane City Council Cemetery Records,
and information held by the families of the pioneers. Special thanks to Glenda Murrell of the
Anglican Archives, Rick Miles of the
one hundred burials not included in the existing Burial Register were
discovered by our researcher Lorraine Graham, who recognised Tingalpa names in
a Church Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages (1868 –1922) held at the
Anglican Archives with material from neighbouring
As the site of many graves is unknown, caution is urged in allocating future burial plots, with the preferred option of erecting some sort of columbaria or memorial garden for use by descendants of the Tingalpa pioneers.
We are indebted to Rod Murphy for producing this Burial Register and Cemetery Plan. His meticulous recording, and efforts to locate actual gravesites has provided a greatly improved Register. However, it must be noted that the Register will never be 100% correct, and we welcome any additions or corrections to the material provided.
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