Commemorate Friday the 13th with Ghost Tours Australia at the Historic Nundah Cemetery

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Friday the 13th is almost here again and to commemorate the spooktacular day, Ghost Tours Australia is hosting a historic ghost tour in the heritage-listed Nundah Cemetery.

History of the Cemetery

Nundah Cemetery was established in the 1840s by a small group of German Lutheran missionaries who, in 1838, had founded Queensland’s first free settlement, at Zion’s Hill above Kedron Brook.

The cemetery was also known as the German Station Cemetery. The first recorded burial dating back in 1845.


 


In 1914 a small shelter pavilion was erected at the cemetery designed by architect John Henry Burley, who practised in Brisbane from 1886 until 1936. The builder was J MacDonald, and the structure cost £175.

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In the 1930s, Brisbane City Council took over the management of the cemetery from the local trustees and by 1963, the cemetery was closed.

The Nundah Historic Cemetery Preservation Association was formed to help tend and restore the site in 1982. Following the restoration of the cemetery, it was added to the  Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.

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Ghost Tours

It is believed that there are over 4,000 graves in the Nundah Cemetery today as every bit of space of the cemetery is used.

Gravesite of James Robert Dickson at Nundah Cemetery in Brisbane Photo credit: Rocketrod1960/Wikimedia Commons

On Friday the 13th, Ghost Tours Australia will be leading guests on an intimate historic ghost tour to see over 800 monuments, ranging from ornate stone columns to humble wooden crosses.

The ghost tour involves sharing of 10 real ghost stories from within the cemetery and of those who are buried there. These are true tales researched from archives, libraries, former gravediggers, and local people. The ghost stories include tales of death by chocolate, the ghost girl, the premonition, the ghost ship, and the professor.

Schedule of tours

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The ghost tours are scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. on Friday, 13 July 2018. Participants are asked to meet at the gates of the Nundah Cemetery.

To learn more about ghost tours around Australia, visit Ghost Tours Australia’s official website.

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