The Ipswich General Cemetery is located at the corner of Warwick Road and Cemetery Road, Ipswich, Queensland 4305, and is owned by the Ipswich City Council.
The first recorded burial in this cemetery took place on 20th July 1868, a four year old boy named John Carr. Of the first nine burials, six were children and as you walk around the cemetery you will notice the high proportion of infant graves. Statistics show that in 1862 for example, there were 117 deaths in the Ipswich area and 47 of these were children under the age of five. In 1863, there were 146 deaths, 80 of them children.
Children’s graves are often marked by figures of lambs and cherubs. Many other symbols will be seen on graves: Celtic crosses, a gateway opening into heaven, clasped hands of a husband and wife or a broken column.
Ipswich General Cemetery is a monumental cemetery with historical significance. This cemetery is closed to all new burials – only existing reservations or in some cases a family grave can be used. Columbarium niches are available for memorialisation of cremated remains. Ashes can also be inurned into family graves.
On 5 September 2011 Ipswich City Council entered an agreement with Norwood Park Limited, trading as Ipswich Cemeteries, to provide deathcare services for Warrill Park Lawn, Ipswich General, Stone Quarry, Tallegalla and Haigslea Cemeteries. Norwood Park Ltd, is an Australian company with over 40 years experience in the industry and responsible for memorial grounds nationally.
Ipswich Cemeteries staff can provide assistance with the location and details of family burials. Fee of $17.00 per surname search applies.
Displayed below are images of the Headstone and Base Cemetery Memorials, Full Single Monument Cemetery Memorials, Full Double Monument Cemetery Memorials, Vault and Mausoleum Cemetery Memorials, created by Alpha 1 Memorials – Monumental Masons Brisbane and erected over burial plots in this cemetery. Click on any image to be taken to a page with full details of that monument.
For more images of all types of Cemetery Memorials created by Alpha 1 Memorials please also visit the pages of: (1) Goodna General, (2) Mount Gravatt, (3) Kalbar General, (4) Logan Reserve, (5) Lutwyche, (6) Toowong, (7) Bulimba, (8) Logan Village, (9) Marburg Trinity Lutheran Church, (10) Cherbourg, (11) South Brisbane (Dutton Park) cemeteries.