Contact Person: Tracey Olivieri
Email Address: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 0401 005 430 (Tracey)
Postal Address: PO Box 6462, Fairfield Gardens, Qld 4103,


The Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery Inc. was formed in 2005. It began when Roma Waldron and
Tracey Olivieri were shocked at the deplorable condition of this heritage-listed cemetery; “only five
minutes from the centre of Brisbane it looked like it could have been in the middle of the bush”. As
well as the Friends being active in cemetery studies (e.g. indexing), extensive work has been done on
biographical entries on notable persons buried in the cemetery. The noted historians who have done
work at professional level in biographical entries, online essays, and publications are Chris Dawson
and Tracey Olivieri.


Gane, Leonie. Hong Kong to Toowong: Chinese burials in Brisbane General Cemetery. Boggo Books.
2008. 64 pages. illustrations and endnotes.

Olivieri, Tracey. with Chris Dawson. Rock of Ages: South Brisbane Cemetery symbolism. Boggo
Books. 2008. 76 pages. illustrated.

Olivieri, Tracey. In the Beginning: The early years of South Brisbane Cemetery. Boggo Books. 2008.
48 pages. illustrations and bibliography.

Olivieri, Tracey. The Ghosts of South Brisbane Cemetery. Boggo Books. 2011. 40 pages. illustrations
and endnotes.

Dawson, Chris. A-Z of R.I.P.: South Brisbane Cemetery. Boggo Books. 2011. 48 pages. illustrations.

Dawson, Chris. with Tracey Olivieri. In Heavenly Garb: The headstones of Ipswich General
Cemetery. Boggo Books. 2012. 96 pages. colour illustrations and endnotes.