Address: off St Helena Street, Isisford 4731 QLD
Isisford Cemetery occupies a site of about 2 hectares 2km south of the town. According to information posted at the site, the cemetery was gazetted in 1895 but inscriptions extant date from as early as 1881. A shelter erected inside the cemetery displays a list of burials recorded in the Isisford Cemetery register between 1894 and 2007.
Peter and Karen Patterson-Kane surveyed the cemetery in September 2010 and made digital images and notes of all visible inscriptions. They describe the grounds as very tidy, well fenced and well maintained by Longreach Regional Council. Although several are broken, the monuments are generally in good condition as are the many attractive wrought-iron grave surrounds. Isisford Cemetery impresses as one that has benefited from lots of 'TLC' in recent years.
Peter and Karen compiled the list of all inscriptions for this cemetery. The Queensland indices of births, deaths and marriages and the Australian War Memorial online military rolls were consulted for additional information.
The unmarked burials recorded on the cemetery memorial have been included and efforts have been made to identify them. As is to be expected in the transcribing of old handwritten records, many differences between the data displayed, the inscriptions on the graves that are marked and the BDM indices were noted. These related mainly to variations in and the spelling of names and dates of death. Obvious transcription errors have been corrected but many remain unresolved. It appears that only about 30 per cent of the known burials are marked in any way.
How to find it
From Isisford, head south on St Helena Street for 1km to the cemetery lane, almost straight ahead, from where it is 900m to the cemetery entrance. Lat -24.27571, Long 144.432481
Isisford Cemetery is administered by Longreach Regional Council. For further information, contact Council at PO Box 472, Longreach QLD 4730; phone 07 4658 4111; email: email@example.com
The number of inscriptions for this cemetery is 496
The listing was last updated on 2010-12-01
The listing was complete as at 2010-09-21
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