Qld: Public archaeological excavation at Toowong Cemetery

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The University of Queensland in conjunction with Brisbane City Council and the Friends of Toowong Cemetery will again be undertaking its famous archaeological excavations aimed at unearthing headstones dating from 1843 and 1875 at Toowong Cemetery.  The headstones were buried at the Cemetery in the 1930s and the UQ dig (a National Archaeology Week favourite) will again seek to uncover the mystery and stories behind the tombstones and the people they belonged to.

Perfect for students and adults alike, the public are welcome from 9am and excavations will occur on an hourly roster.  Public are invited to meet at the Brisbane City Council stand at Canon Garland Place in the Cemetery.  They can see displays on the history of the cemetery, visit the Museum and be directed to the excavation site.

Watch the ABC TV report on these excavations.