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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.

Burials and cremations

Burial plots are available in lawn sections. Note: All burials are at double depth (2.2m). Memorials for cremated remains are also available in the columbarium wall and shrub and rose Gardens (Plaques and sandstone bases available for purchase from Ipswich Cemeteries).

For costs and details on burials and cremated remains, contact Ipswich Cemeteries, phone (07) 5464 3145 or email


Reservations are available at Tallegalla Cemetery. To make a reservation contact Ipswich Cemeteries, phone (07) 5464 3145 or email

  • A percentage of the reservation fee will be deducted from the total fee payable at the time of first burial/ashes placement
  • Burial Plot/Ashes Memorial Garden positions cannot be purchased in advance
  • If the reservation fee is not paid as above, Ipswich Cemeteries may re-allocate or use without notice.

Cemetery search

Ipswich Cemeteries staff can provide assistance with the location and details of family burials.  A fee of $25.00 for up to six names applies.


Please contact Ipswich Cemeteries on (07) 5464 3145 or email for an appointment to arrange a plaque.  Plaques take approximately 6-10 weeks (depending on size) for completion and placement.  A confirmation letter will be sent to the applicant after placement. Plaques from other suppliers can be placed, however a permit is required from Ipswich Cemeteries.

A selection of memorial plaques, granite flat bases, granite sloping desks and vases are available for viewing at the Ipswich Cemeteries, Warrill Park Lawn Cemetery, 12 Anderson Day Drive, Willowbank Qld 4306.  It is preferred that customers arrange their visit time to ensure suitable staff are available to help with their enquiry.


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.

More Information

Office hours for Ipswich Cemeteries are from 8.00 am - 4.00 pm Monday to Friday except for all public holidays.

Phone: (07) 5464 3145

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