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Friends of Balmoral Cemetery Inc

Who we are

The Friends of Balmoral Cemetery is a group of enthusiastic community volunteers who work together to preserve, protect and enhance historic Balmoral Cemetery, an important part of Brisbane’s heritage. The Friends’ motto of “Restoration, Respect, Responsibility” serves as a reminder that we can all play a part in protecting our heritage in our own small way.

On 28 July 2001, an interim committee of the Friends of Balmoral Cemetery was endorsed at a community meeting chaired by Councillor for Morningside, Sharon Humphreys. This public meeting was well attended by the local community, many of whom became FOBC’s first members.

Friends of Balmoral Cemetery was incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act in August 2003.

We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation and we work with the Brisbane City Council on matters relating to Balmoral Cemetery.

What we do

The Balmoral Cemetery is an important community resource as well as a place of respect. In a way, it’s a bit like an open-air museum! Some of our area’s earliest written history and monumental artwork can be found here.

FOBC works to improve the overall appearance of the site through clean ups, tree pruning, rubbish removal and some restoration work. We are also working hard to document the history of the cemetery and prepare heritage trails, school activities and geneological services.

Our vision

The Friends of Balmoral Cemetery work to preserve and enhance the Balmoral Cemetery and our vision is for the long-term preservation of this important part of Brisbane’s history.

Organisational structure

FOBC is a not-for-profit, independent community organisation. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in, or connection with, the cemetery.

An executive committee oversees the operations of the organisation, backed up by committed and active members who work hard on a variety of tasks from cemetery clean up activities to the recording of monumental inscriptions.

Structure:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • history sub-committee
  • newsletter editor
  • official photographer
  • general membership

FOBC Inc is a member of the following organisations:

  • Queensland Association of Local and Family History Societies Inc
  • Friends of Tingalpa Cemetery Inc
  • Morningside Development Association Inc

Committee members

The FOBC committee is made up of dedicated volunteers whose range of skills, knowledge and life experience ensure a vibrant and evolving organisation.

President: Norm Love

president@balmoralcemetery.com

Vice President: Chris Love

vicepresident@balmoralcemetery.com

Treasurer: Sue Speed

treasurer@balmoralcemetery.com

Secretary: Betty Sinden

secretary@balmoralcemetery.com

Contact the friends

Write to us at PO Box 257, Bulimba Q 4171 Australia, or email secretary@balmoralcemetery.com.

Become a friend

The Friends of Balmoral Cemetery is a voluntary organisation and we invite community members to become involved. For more information about the Friends, or to join, please contact us, or download our membership form (PDF 700K).

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