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‘Voices From the Graveyard.’ – an introduction to and notes on our audio project.

We have chosen to base our initial selection on either headstones or vaults still standing in the graveyard. Some of the audio sketches are theatrical in form, others are taken directly from newspapers of the time, except two, which use the letters of Stanley Howard, assistant minister at St. Peter's Church during the 1870s. Essential … Continue reading ‘Voices From the Graveyard.’ – an introduction to and notes on our audio project.

St Peters Graveyard – causes of death

St. Peters Cook’s River Graveyard  More than a Burial Register On the 5th April 2014, St. Peter’s Church will commemorate the 175th anniversary of the first burial in the graveyard. In preparation for the event the St. Peters Cooks River History Group has compiled, from newspapers of the period 1839-1896, death and funeral notices, obituaries, … Continue reading St Peters Graveyard – causes of death