Charters Towers Cemetery was established in 1895. It is the resting place for a number of interesting local characters including Jupiter Mosman who, as local lore has it, was one of the party that discovered gold at Charters Towers; Doctor Leonard Redmond who discovered Australian dengue fever; Fredrick Pfeiffer owner of the rich Day Dawn PC Mine and James Knenniff who was the last bushranger in Queensland.... more
The Charters Towers Visitor Information Centre has the cemetery records for both the Pioneer and Charters Towers cemeteries. Or if it is family history you are seeking, why not contact the Charters Towers and Dalrymple Family History Association. This group aims to promote and preserve research into local and family history for the benefit of the community.
The Pioneer Cemetery contains graves of those buried from 1872 - 1895 and gives insight into the hardships their pioneers faced during the goldfield days.... less
Children and school excursions welcome. Must be supervised at all times.
How To Get There
Pick up a Heritage Walking Map from the visitor information centre located on the T intersection of Mossman and Gill Streets. Ask for directions.
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