Author Topic: Launceston, Tasmania - Gervase Bedford Du Croz  (Read 1195 times)

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Re: Launceston, Tasmania - Gervase Bedford Du Croz
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 22 March 20 03:41 GMT (UK) »
Someone kindly found a record of the burial on 20 Feb 1855 of Gervase Bedford Du Croz at the cemetery in Cypress Street, Launceston.  Does anyone know about this cemetery?  Apparently it is no longer a cemetery, and there are no headstones or any markers left.

Was the Cyprees Street cemetery near to Trinity Church?

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No, it was not near Holy Trinity Church.
The Cypress Street Cemetery is visible in the 1922 aerial survey of Launceston taken by HJ King:
http://stors.tas.gov.au/144585148

The cemetery is near the bottom edge of the image, a small area bound by an incomplete rectangle of dark trees, to the left of the words "..OF THE / CITY OF LAUNCESTON.."

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Re: Launceston, Tasmania - Gervase Bedford Du Croz
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 22 March 20 12:23 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Ross

Is this an accurate description of the Cypress Street Cemetery?

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2474117/cypress-st.-cemetery

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Re: Launceston, Tasmania - Gervase Bedford Du Croz
« Reply #11 on: Monday 23 March 20 08:00 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Ross

Is this an accurate description of the Cypress Street Cemetery?

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2474117/cypress-st.-cemetery

Without knowing accuracy of the specific figures mentioned in it,
I think it is rather brief but okay.

Here for your interest is a link to a few items about the cemetery,
published in the early 1950s in the local papers.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?l-state=Tasmania&l-title=68&l-decade=195&l-category=Article&sortby=dateAsc&q=cypress+cemetery+-shotgun

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Re: Launceston, Tasmania - Gervase Bedford Du Croz
« Reply #12 on: Monday 08 March 21 03:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
I have written a book on the Cypress Street Cemetery so if you want some more information, just message me. I have his plot number and can send you a map.
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Dianne