Christ Church (Anglican) memorial reserve, Milton, Brisbane

Built adjacent to the former Paddington cemetery (1843-1875), it is unlikely that anyone was buried in the churchyard. However, the closure of Paddington cemetery and its subsequent conversion into the Lang Park sportsground resulted in headstones being relocated to various locations.

In 1914, some unclaimed headstones were placed in the Memorial Reserve situated between Lang Park and Christ Church. There is a plaque to that effect in the memorial reserve.

Although very worn and almost unreadable, one of these unclaimed headstones appears to be that of the infamous Patrick Mayne and his infant daughter Evelina Selina. We believe that Patrick & Evelina were originally buried in Paddington Cemetery, but were re-interred at Toowong Cemetery in 1889, after the death and burial of his wife and her mother Mary in Toowong Cemetery. As Patrick and Evelina are included on the headstone in Toowong Cemetery, their headstone in Paddington Cemetery was probably left behind and forgotten about. As the Maynes were a staunch Catholic family, it is ironic that this headstone should have found its way into the grounds of an Anglican church!

When Paddington Cemetery was closed there were 4000 people interred. Only 120 families took up the offer for re-internment at Toowong. 500 headstones were saved. Of these, by 1932, only 21 remained. 20 of these were re-erected at Christ Church. Some of these are interesting, including Patrick Mayne of recent fame.

Visit the church's WWW site for more information on the church and cemetery.

The Paddington Cemetery
Biography of Thomas Finney
Suncorp Stadium - Venue History
Petrie terrace cemetery (Paddington cemetery)
The old and prsent Paddington cemeteries
BCC- Paddington Cemetery
Historic Brisbane maps from Picture Queensland from State Library of Queensland.
State Library of Queensland: Slater's Pocket Map of the City of Brisbane, 1865 or Trove
Brisbane 1844 Martens
Street map of the city of Brisbane, Queensland, 1878 from John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

Address: 9 Chippendall Street, Milton (Brisbane, Queensland)

Photographed: Saturday 2 April 2005

Names in cemetery order
Names in alphabetical order

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All the headstone photos in Paddington, Brisbane
Names in photographed order.
Names in alphabetical order.
Latitude -27.46613539895101, Longitude 153.0102298647026
Latitude -27° 27’ 58", Longitude 153° 0’ 37"

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