Balmoral Cemetery - Resting place of a local WW1 Indigenous digger and WW1 nurse - upcoming workshops

Sunday, January 22, 2023
by Toni Pankaluic

We had a chat last year with ‘The Friends of Balmoral Cemetery’ on Brisbane’s early local cemeteries.

Recently, they’ve had workshops restoring headstones and making the stories of a few occupants more accessible like a local World War 1 Indigenous digger (Thomas Robinson) and a WW1 nurse (Ida Mackay).

Joining 4ZZZ's Eliot and this time Toni to chat about their stories as well as some events coming up in the cemetery is Jenny Pearsall, the Vice President of ‘Friends of Balmoral Cemetery'.

For a deep dive...

To contact or learn more about the Friends of Balmoral Cemetery, check out their Facebook or Website.

The Brisbane City Council (BCC) has a database of people buried or cremated in cemeteries and crematoriums that you can search for.

If you wish to join the remembrance army of refurbishing granite headstones email: If you wish to purchase a calendar, you can email the same address. 

This June is Art History Month - stay tuned to the FOBC Facebook page for the latest updates. 

Toni Pankaluic

Toni Pankaluic is a Journalist and contributor to Brisbane Line