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Tallegalla Cemetery

Tallegalla Cemetery has historical significance and comprises both monumental and lawn burial areas. It also has a columbarium wall and memorial gardens for cremated remains. The memorial section is now closed to new burials but remains open for use of reserves and reopens where grave depth allows.

History

  • On 3 April 1872, Charles Freeman selected 80-acres of Rosewood Scrub at Tallegalla and on 2 May 1876, 10-acres of his land was resurveyed for a cemetery and church site.
  • The church occupied 1-acre 14-perches and the balance was the present cemetery reserve. Charles Freeman generously donated this land for these purposes.
  • On a photocopy of the original survey the cemetery is called Walloon Cemetery, possibly because it was in the parish of Walloon.
  • By 1886 it was known as the Rosewood General Cemetery, in 1902 it was the Rosewood Cemetery and by 1920 it was the Tallegalla Cemetery.
  • The first burial here was a son of Mr Dart, who had selected land on the western side of the Tallegalla School  The coffin was carried two miles to the cemetery of burial.
  • Charles Freeman was also laid to rest here in this cemetery, followed by his wife Mary Freeman in 1927. Some of their 11 children and many of his descendants now share this burial ground.

Location

Tallegalla Cemetery
Rosewood-Marburg Road, Tallegalla
Contact: (07) 5464 3145
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