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Cemeteries

Cemetery records provide a wealth of information for family history researchers, including dates of birth and death, occupation, and religion. There are approximately 39 cemeteries located within the Goulburn Mulwaree Council area.

Download our info guide on finding grave locations for help finding your ancestors' graves, or contact the Library for further assistance locating graves and burial locations prior to 1999.

The following resources may help with your cemetery research:

The cemetery indexes below range from some of the earliest burials in Goulburn, right up to 1990. The information differs from index to index. Early historic cemeteries are partially based on headstone transcriptions completed by local historical groups. Later records are indexed burial records from the original cemetery ledgers.

The Library acknowledges that the indexes below may not be comprehensive and may contain inaccuracies. As with all historical information, we have done the best we can with the records available to us.
The Library takes no responsibility for updating or correcting the indexes.

Historic (Inactive) Cemetery Indexes

Mortis Street Cemetery
The old general cemetery contains burials predominantly from 1830-1903, and includes most denominations with the exception of Church of England.
Mortis Street Cemetery Index

St Saviour's Cemetery
Church of England cemetery burials between 1830-1937.
Thanks to the Friends of Goulburn Historic Cemeteries for their work in compiling the map and index.
St Saviour's Cemetery Map
St Saviour's Cemetery Index

There are two other inactive cemeteries inside the town limits; the Jewish Cemetery on Long Street which has burials from 1844-1890, and Kenmore Hospital Cemetery, which was active between 1895-1942. Please note, there are no headstones in the Kenmore Hospital Cemetery, and there is no public access.

If you would like to know if you have ancestors in either of these cemeteries, please contact the Library.

Other Active Cemetery Indexes

  • St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery - now known as Kenmore Cemetery. Consecrated in 1890. This cemetery is often confused with the Kenmore Hospital Cemetery, but the two are not connected.
  • Tallong Cemetery - located in the village of Tallong, 32km east of Goulburn. Consecrated in 1910.
  • Tarago Cemetery - located in the village of Tarago, 39km south of Goulburn. Consecrated in 1888.
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    Goulburn District Cemetery Transcriptions

    Cemeteries include: Abercrombie--Arthursleigh--Bannaby--Bevendale--Biala--Bigga--Big Hill--Binda--Bolong--Boorowa--Bowlen Creek--Bryaton--Breadalbane--Bronte--Bulamalita--Bungonia--Chatsbury--Cooks Vale--Crookwell--Currawang--Fullerton--Grabben Gullen--Grant Springs--Gurrandah--Jerrawa--Joppa--Kangaloolah--Kialla--Kippilaw--Komungla--Laggan--Lake Bathurst--Little Meadow--Marulan--Merrilla--Mummell--Narrawa--Norrong--Parkesbourne--Peelwood--Pejar--Penrose--Pomeroy--Richlands--Ryansvale--Spring Valley--Stonequarry--Tallong--Tarago--Tarlo--The Forest--The Junction--Thurlow--Tirrannaville--Towrang--Tuena--Wheeo--Windellama--Wren's Nest--Wowagin--Yarra.

  • The Goulburn District Cemetery Transcriptions index contains names and the cemetery in which their headstone was transcribed. Local historian, Stuart Anderson, underwent the mammoth project of transcribing over 60 small cemeteries in the greater Goulburn area. Stuart gained permission to access private properties to record the headstones for the benefit of other family historians, and completed the project in 1987. With permission from his estate, we are extremely grateful to be able to digitise the index of this series. For further detail on their headstone transcription, contact the Library.
  • Headstone Transcriptions, Church of England Cemetery, Yarra.
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