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Index of Deceased Persons Whose Remains were removed from Various Burial Grounds
Series Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1970
End Date:
31 Dec 1980
Tasmanian Archives
Creating Agency:
01 Jan 186531 Dec 1982
Controlled Series:
AF70 Orders for Burials and Cremations Cornelian Bay Cemetery01 Jan 187331 Dec 2001
How to Use:
To obtain further information about a deceased person, use the registration number on the index cards in AF70.

Digital images of this record series are available to view online by clicking on the item link below to get to the Item Details page. Copies may be made for private research/study but any other use requires permission from the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office
Series notes:
Index of deceased persons whose remains were removed from various burial grounds including:

Baptist Burial Ground (Clare Street, New Town), Bruny Island (no specific location), Bushy Park Cemetery, Congregational Cemetery (Wellesley Street and Huon Road South Hobart), Congregational Burial Ground (New Town), Dunedin (New Zealand), Independent Cemetery (Davey Street, Hobart), Jewish Cemetery (Harrington Street, Hobart), Launceston Cemetery (no specific location), New Norfolk (no specific location), North (no specific location), Old Beach, Queenborough Cemetery (Sandy Bay), Roman Catholic Burial Ground (Harrington Street, Hobart), Sisters of Charity, Sisters of the Good Shepherd, St Andrews Presbyterian Burial Ground (Church Street, Hobart), St David's Burial Ground (St David's Park, Hobart), St George's Burial Ground (Albuera Street, Hobart), St John's Cemetery (St John's Avenue, New Town), Trinity Church Burial Ground (Campbell Street, North Hobart) and Wesleyan Burial Ground (Hamilton Street, West Hobart).

Human remains were removed for various reasons including poor drainage within the burial ground, risk to public health due to unsanitary conditions, cemetery land sold to purchasers and used for other purposes.

These individuals were buried at their respective cemeteries during the period 1850 - 1898. Their remains were removed at various different times after 1902. Some of these remains were later buried at Cornelian Bay, but not all.

Information on index cards includes deceased person's name, date of death, registration number, grave number, section ( ie BB) and Denomination (ie Independent).

The card indexes were created between the 1970s and 1980s.

These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives
System of Arrangement:
Index cards divided into denomination or original grave location (ie Congregational Cemetery, Wellesley Street and Huon Road, South Hobart), then alphabetical listing of deceased persons' names. The registration number on the index cards (ie 5542) relates to AF70 (Orders for Burials and Cremations).
Information Sources:
'A Guide to Hobart's historic cemeteries and burial grounds,' Hobart City Council, January 2000.

Index of deceased persons whose remains were removed from various cemeteries