Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Cemetery at Ingham, Queensland.

From Lucinda we drove to Ingham for the day.
A church and a few graves on the way to Ingham.
Ingham had a lot of Italian people living there and now of course their children.  Some of the graves are really beautiful.
The Cemetery depicts the area's strong Mediterranean influences with a magnificent display of tile mausoleums.
In the Catholic section the older style mausoleums are constructed from white stucco and marble, the traditional materials, and contain Gothic style windows and doors.  More recent ones are flat-roofed with parapet surrounds and finished with terrazzo and tiles.













38 comments:

  1. It's amazing how different cultures and faiths memorialize their departed and how customs change over the years. Often in poor countries throughout Central and South America I have noticed that graveyards are among the grandest structures in town.

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    1. It is interesting in what you say David, often it's the same here in Australia.

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  2. I have always loved wandering through cemetaries. The older the better. This one reminded me of the one in Buenos Aires - also a strongly catholic culture.

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  3. Oh does it sound strange to say that I would love to visit this cemetery because I like to wander through cemetaries

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    1. No not strange as many people like to visit graves to look around.

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  4. wow great graves I saw in the same style in Italy last year

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  5. That would make me want to check GPS to make sure I really was in Australia! But they are amazing.

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    1. Many Italians, Greeks, Polish, Maltese and so on migrated to Australia years ago. They settled in many places within Australia.

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  6. In the Philippines just outside Metro Manila, there is the grandest cemetery
    I have ever visited. The rich ( VERY RICH ) have virtual homes there as graves/mausoleums the sizes of ordinary homes which they stay in on the anniversaries of those entombed....... bit macabre!
    Actually I went on a tour and this visit was included.......quite the eye-opener
    at the opulence.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. I should have put that this mausoleum super home tombs are owned by the
      super rich Chinese ethnic community, not the Filipino community.......
      although maybe the Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos mob no doubt have
      rather elaborate resting places - ha ha.
      Colin

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    2. Ok.
      Yes very elaborate as a lot of money has been spent on them.

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  7. This is amazing! Far different than my resting spot: on a hill, under a tree with Arlene and her family.

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    1. Ah! You have it all sorted out then when the time comes.

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  8. I've never seen so many mausoleums in one place before, now that I think about it, I don't think I've seen any at all here in Adelaide and I didn't visit cemeteries in other cities I've lived in. They certainly are beautiful and beautifully kept.

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    1. When travelling you see a lot of graveyards, and this one would take the cake for elaborate graves.

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  9. You don't find too many modern cemeteries like that any more do you.

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    1. No you don't, they sure spent a lot of money on their graves.

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  10. I love cemeteries, they are full of birds, and animals. Thanks Margaret.

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    1. They are indeed, up there we had to becareful of snakes!

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  11. Oh my! The cemetery is amazing. It is first class. I never ever thought I would say that about a resting place for the dead.

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    1. You made me smile :)
      Not often you see such an amazing sight.

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  12. What beautiful, crisp and clear photos, Margaret!

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  13. Muy bonita, esa pequeña iglesia y muy interesante el cementerio.

    Besos

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  14. Wauu.. really beautiful cemetery, very different we have here in Finland. I love to walk in cemetery in a foreign countries, and also in my country too.

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    1. You never know what you will find in a cemetery on the graves, some are very interesting.

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  15. It's an amazing cemetery. A true reflection of the early settlers in the area.

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    1. Very so true. We have a few like that in our local cemetery but nothing like the ones in the photos.

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  16. These graves and mausoleums are very ornate and quite beautiful.

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    1. They are and if you are ever up that way do call in and take a peek.

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  17. beautiful and interesting, so different than here in Finland.

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  18. This cemetery looks very nicely kept ... always appreciated

    All the best Jan

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