The news of gold always travelled quickly around the world. The lure of untold riches brought men and women from all corners of the earth to try their luck at finding a fortune. Join Di on a journey back to the early days on the goldfield in Gympie Cemetery and hear the stories of Chinese miners, merchants and market gardeners who brought their skills and their cultural practices to Gympie in its infancy.
When: Saturday twilight 27 March 2021
Time: 4.30pm start
Cost: $10 per person, children under 16 free
Where: Gympie Cemetery – Corella Rd
Bring: Comfy shoes, bug spray, a torch, a chair if you want
Join us for two guided walks with Di Woodstock through Gympie Cemetery this Halloween. First up at 5.30pm is full moon rising and the story of Halloween. Bring your camera to capture stunning moon photos over the cemetery before the history of Halloween is explored. Follow up with stories of mayhem and misadventure at 7pm. Don’t forget your torch!
Headstone symbology and meanings intrigue many people as they wander through Cemeteries.
Our Gympie Cemetery has many old headstones with beautiful carvings.
Come and join us as we wander through the twilight and learn the stories behind the carvings on a tour led by Gympie history aficionado Di Woodstock. Di has led cemetery walks for many years that focus on the families and personalities who have been laid to rest in there, but this series of talks focuses on the fascinating history of grave art and monumental masonry.
When: Friday twilight 7th Feb 2020
Time: 5.15pm for 5.30pm start
Cost: $10 per person 16 years and over; under 16 years free
Where: Gympie Cemetery – Duke St (Corella Rd)
Bring: Comfy shoes, bug spray, a torch if you want
Meet us at the dead centre of Gympie for our next death literacy event.
We’ll be having a conversation with Natalie from the Gympie Cemetery Trust in their beautiful gazebo on Cartwright Rd.
Natalie and Michelle are the friendly faces you will see when you visit the office at Gympie Cemetery. Every day they guide people through choosing a resting place in the cemetery, preparing for services and looking after the graves of loved ones.
Inspired by Dying To Know Day, at Gympie Bone Museum we’re trying bring to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement and an opportunity to:
– develop your death literacy
– consider your end of life plans such as a will and advance care plans
– share these wishes with your families
– get informed about end of life and death care options such as dying at home, home and community led funerals and natural burial
– be better equipped to support family and friends experiencing death, dying and bereavement
This is your opportunity to listen and ask any question that you are ‘dying to know’ about the cemetery but have never had the chance to ask.