The Port Macquarie-Hastings Cemetery Trail is a new publication by the Society and is supported by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council as a 2018 Bicentenary Project. The 224-page full colour book contains notes about the history of each cemetery, maps to help you find all of them, date range for the known burials in each cemetery, as well as contemporary and historic photographs and many interesting stories about a random selection of the people buried in each cemetery.
Cemeteries are increasingly popular destinations for photographers, students, historians, archaeologists and writers because they provide very touchable history and can silently reveal information about historic events, lifestyles, religious convictions, poetic interests as well as family history.
The Cemetery Trail is divided geographically into six areas so that you can explore an area and find cemeteries close by –
CBD (Allman Hill, Port Macquarie Historic Cemetery, St Thomas’ Church)
Inner West (Port Macquarie General, Innes Gardens)