Friends of Toowong Cemetery
The Friends of Toowong Cemetery (FOTC) is a voluntary organisation of people with a special interest in the Toowong Cemetery (formally known as the Brisbane General Cemetery).
Toowong Cemetery is Queensland’s largest cemetery.
The first burial was that of Colonel Samuel Blackall, Queensland’s second Governor, on 6 January 1871.
The cemetery was not officially opened until 3 July 1875. Since then more than 120,000 people have been buried there.
The cemetery contains the graves of people from many nationalities and faiths, and includes Jewish and Chinese sections.
The FOTC is consulted by the Brisbane City Council in decisions regarding future planning, new initiatives, and restoration of graves.
Meetings are usually on the last Wednesday evening of the month.
Guided walks in the cemetery are held on the first Sunday of the month at 10.30am (except January).