Cover image for Charles Street Cemetery Company
Agency:
Charles Street Cemetery Company
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1841
End Date:
31 Dec 1925
Description:
In 1841, in response to the demand for a non-denominational cemetery a General Cemetery was opened in Charles Street, Launceston and was to remain operational until 1925. The Charles Street Cemetery Company was set up by Phillip Oakden, James Down, W.S.Button, Thomas Corbett and Henry Dowling. It is estimated that up to 6,000 people were buried at the Cemetery. 

By 1925 almost all burials were at Carr Villa Memorial Park except for pre-purchased plots. By the 1940s approximately 600 headstones remained. 

This site was later turned into Ockerby Gardens.
Information Sources:
Launceston Historical Society Website
Legislation Abolishing Agency:
Act 7 & 8 George VI no 77
Carr Villa Memorial Park Cemetery (TA1870)01 Jan 1905
Subsequent Agencies:
Launceston City Council (TA122)01 Jan 1852
Series Created By Agency:
AF189 Epitaphs and Tombstone Inscriptions removed from Charles Street Cemetery01 Jan 183705 Dec 1925

AF188 Grave Payment Book01 Jan 183705 Dec 1925

AF168 Record of Location of Graves01 Jan 183705 Dec 1925

AF191 Treasurer's Register01 Mar 185931 Dec 1925

AF190 Cemetery Register02 Apr 185905 Dec 1925