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McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, Cairns

(5/5 based on 20 reviews on the web)
Built in the 1800s, McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery is a heritage-listed cemetery containing over 2,500 graves throughout a well-maintained landscape with trees and flowers. Come here to pay respects and read the headstones, which offer interesting information like the deceased's name, years of birth and death, last place of residence, and occupation. Notice how different nationalities, levels of society, and even religions, including Protestant, Roman Catholic, and non-Christian, blend together without division between the headstones. Plan to visit McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Cairns attractions using our Cairns tour planner.
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  • I only view this cemetery from the road/car. But it looks like a lovely well kept old cemetery in the centre of Cairns. 
  • As my husband was born in Cairns we visited. His family have been in the area of here and Cooktown since the late 1800, s. We found ancestors buried here. He is a Burman and ancestors were Quin and O,...  more »
  • The Abbot Street Cemetary is a good place to visit for those interested in the early history of Cairns. The rotunda has an excellent record of those buried in the grounds and most have details of age,...  more »