GOD'S ACRE
GRENIER CEMETERY
ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT

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The carved Memorial sign is a gift from the Parker family. Ron Parker did this beautiful work for the God's Acre Restoration Committee. The obelisk holds a brass plaque on which is inscribed the names of all those people who are interred in God's Acre. See below.

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The history of this historical cemetery

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God's Acre is situated at the main entrance to Archerfield Aerodrome.  The site was dedicated as a cemetery when Volney Grenier, aged 16, was killed in a fall from his horse during a fox hunt on 26 October 1859.  His grieving parents, Thomas and Mary Ann Grenier, buried him at this site and set aside a small area of 3/4 acre from their property as a family cemetery.

The last burial in the cemetery was for Miss Olive Grenier who was buried on 16 July 1980.

 

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List of those buried
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The cemetery is now maintained by the Federal Airports Corporation and God's Acre Restoration Committee, formed in 1990. A "Day of Remembrance" is held at the cemetery on the last Sunday in June every year. There were approximately 600 people at the first "Day of Remembrance" on 30 June 1991. This followed 14 months of restoration work by the Restoration Committee.

This Project was a joint project of:-

- The God's Acre Restoration Committee
- Lions Club of Acacia Ridge - Algester
-  Rotary Club of Acacia Ridge

 

NOTE:- The information on this page is mostly from a booklet called "God's Acre - Grenier Cemetery, 1859 - 1980"  which was written and researched by Effie Johnson and Lona Grantham.

 

GOD'S ACRE RESTORATION COMMITTEE

 

THOMAS GRENIER AND HIS FAMILY

 

LIST OF THOSE BURIED AT "GOD'S ACRE"

 

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This page first produced 18 November 1998

This page last updated 18 November 1998