Connections with Past Lives
Follow self-guided tours. Graves of early Goulburn citizens, show features of life in the 1800s. Some inscriptions reveal cause of death, the status of women as ‘relict’ of their husband. Icons engraved on headstones and variety of tomb styles, make a visit enlightening to young and old.
St Saviour’s Cemetery dates from Goulburn’s initial settlement in 1820. Graves of prominent citizens feature in this Church of England cemetery.
Heard of Hume & Hovell? 2024 marks 200 years since these explorers journeyed south finding a route to near present-day Melbourne. William Hovell used his Naval mapping skills & keep a detailed diary. Later he settled in Goulburn and is buried here.
Mortis St was Goulburn’s General Cemetery from 1830s, with paling fences dividing the different denominations. Look for birthplaces on inscriptions – multicultural Goulburn! Our website will reveal activities to see everything of interest.
Have you read ‘Kings in Grass Castles’ by Mary Durack? The founders of this dynasty are buried in the Mortis St Cemetery.
The MacDonald family made an even longer cattle trek to settle the Kimberley in WA. Read details of both these families on signs beside their graves.
QR codes in each cemetery link to our website for phone access to tour guides.