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Cressbrook Cemetery

  • 601900
  • off Jonsson Road, Evelyn


Also known as
Cressbrook Cemetery-Evelyn
State Heritage
Register status
Date entered
17 June 2003
Burial ground: Cemetery—private
1.4 Peopling places: Family and marking the phases of life
2.4 Exploiting, utilising and transforming the land: Agricultural activities
Melrose & Fenwick
Construction period
1913–1940, Cressbrook Cemetery (1913 - 1940)
Historical period
1900–1914 Early 20th century


off Jonsson Road, Evelyn
Tablelands Regional Council
-17.49965424, 145.45008502


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Criterion AThe place is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of Queensland’s history.

Cressbrook Cemetery is a small private cemetery containing the headstones of four early Herbert River settlers. It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of Queensland's history, in particular the development and decline of rural properties.

Criterion DThe place is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class of cultural places.

The cemetery demonstrates the principal characteristics of rural homestead cemeteries, where members of extended families were buried in small private cemeteries on the property. Two of the graves in the Cressbrook Cemetery are marked with typically elaborate marble headstones, made by stone masons in regional centres, and imported into the district.

Criterion HThe place has a special association with the life or work of a particular person, group or organisation of importance in Queensland’s history.

The place has a special association with Queensland's history because it is the burial place of important pioneers of North Queensland. Explorer and pioneer Henry Stone surveyed blocks on the headwaters of the Burdekin in 1859. He was the first manager of the Valley of Lagoons and first settler of the Upper Herbert, establishing the Vale of Herbert Station in 1865. Anna Stone and Mary Hull were also important early pioneers of the Upper and Lower Herbert districts, arriving as children at the Valley of Lagoons in 1868.

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Location of Cressbrook Cemetery within Queensland
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Last updated
20 January 2016
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