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Caloundra Cemetery
Caloundra, Caloundra Shire, Queensland, Australia

Lat: 26° 47' 40"S, Lon; 153° 07' 53"E

Contributed by Joy Byrne (deceased)
submitted: Mar 9, 2000, last edited Nov 07, 2007
Total records = 1,984.

The cemetery is situated in the higher end of Queen's Rd., in Caloundra, Opposite of Sir Francis Nicklin United Church.

Caloundra Shire-beautiful one day, perfect the next- resulted from an amalgamation of the Caloundra & the Landsborough shires in 1987. Jack Beausang O.B.E., long serving alderman, chairman & Mayor, died 3rd Mar 2000, aged 87. Jack had the distinction of being the last chairman of Landsborough, and the first mayor of Caloundra City. Jack had served local government since 1955.

Cemetery records are held at the council offices in Ormuz St, conveniently across the road from the library. Not that you could miss the council building, much green glass. The former council chambers at Landsborough have become a museum of local history. No serious researcher of this locality could afford to neglect a visit to check the extensive collection of records and artefacts. Caloundra is about one hour's drive north of Brisbane. Watch the hairpin as you exit the motorway.

It is a large reserve, catering for a mixture of memorials, the conventional plot, walls, columbarium, gardens, and lawn.

The earliest monument commemorates Richard Proctor Remington, who died 6th Jan 1918, aged 76.

A genealogist's dream - this marker provides the following information:

"James William Stevens, died 16th July 1983, born 21st Sept, 1904, Rodwell, Sussex, arrived Adelaide 1922 "S.S. Ballarat", married 8th Jun 1940,
Mollie Bradford (1912-1954), at Victor Harbour, South Australia, married 28th Mar 1959
Joyce Nixon at Sea Lake, Victoria. Respected father to Malcolm, Alan, Jennifer, Alison & Wendy"

- Joy Byrne

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