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.
How did a person die? Who were they? Listen to our Voices in the Graveyard audios. Do it now online at home or better still visit the graveyard, stand by the grave and, using your mobile device, capture the 19th atmosphere among the historic headstones. The music on the audios are 19th century hymns played by our … Continue reading Voices in the Graveyard
On Saturday 5th April 2014 the 175th anniversary of the first burial in St Peters Graveyard was commemorated. To mark the occasion 12 permanent information panels were installed in the graveyard. These panels relate to people from the local area and their significance in the history of that area. Any visitor to the graveyard can … Continue reading Information Panels in Graveyard
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
19th CENTURY COOK’S RIVER CALENDAR Newspaper accounts of events in the area 1st January, 1848 TO SPORTSMEN. A PIGEON MATCH will take place at Mr. Gannon’s Union Inn, on the corner of what is now Gannon Street and the Princes Highway. Cook’s River, THIS DAY and MONDAY, 1st and 3rd January, when several Prizes will … Continue reading 19th CENTURY COOK’S RIVER CALENDAR