Cemetery Searching: Albury and Albany Creek


Albury Pioneer Cemetery, New South Wales

Mr Cassmob’s great-great uncle and aunt are buried in the Albury Pioneer cemetery. Some years ago we were able to visit and get some photos. Arthur Augustus Cass had been one of the early publicans in the town.

Albury is a town on the border between the states of New South Wales and Victoria.

Albany Creek Cemetery and Crematorium

Over my earlier years I had always known this cemetery as Albany Creek Cemetery, though it is now called Pinnaroo Cemetery and Crematorium. It is located on Brisbane’s far northside and across the road is the Albany Creek Memorial Park.

Pinnaroo has a number of graves of my direct family as well as less direct kin from the Kunkel and Gavin lines.

Buried in the lawn cemetery are:

My father: Norman Kunkel

My maternal aunt and her husband and son: Mary Agatha, Patrick Joseph and William James Farraher.

My paternal grandparents’ ashes are in the columbaria there as well.

As always, not all graves have headstones and while my father’s does,  I have not been able to locate the image – time for another trip while in Brisbane next week. And time to be more organised with my photos!

The Brisbane City Council grave search web link is very useful to locate where relatives may be buried and the exact location of the grave within the cemetery. You can also limit it to a specific cemetery managed by the Council by choosing that cemetery from the drop-down options.


Prior to 1955, you may find the location of the cemetery where your relative is buried in the Family Notices of Deaths or Funerals on Trove: https://trove.nla.gov.au/

Note – this is a free-to-use site.

Other useful sites to search are of course: the Australian Cemeteries Index, Find a Grave and Billion Graves.




Mr Cassmob cemetery searching in Albury.

9 thoughts on “Cemetery Searching: Albury and Albany Creek

  1. Great start Pauleen. I love that you’ve included helpful information. I’m familiar with the Albury Pioneer cemetery. We have nobody buried there but I’ve popped in for a look when visiting family in the area.

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  2. That is an excellent headstone! I love when poetic sayings are engraved on the stones, which doesn’t happen as much today — possibly due to the cost.

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