Cemeteries, or burial grounds as they are often called, are a historical record of local communities. The memorials document growth and record important events or periods in the history of the Shire. Unlike most other histories, cemeteries document the lives of all: rich or poor, prominent or humble. The memorials also provide valuable information on local individuals and families. Cemeteries enable people to conduct genealogical research and historians to interpret the social and economic development of the area.
There are several cemeteries within the Uralla Shire some of which are private.
The cemeteries which are accessible to the general public are:
- Bundarra Cemetery on Dawkins Road - Operational
- Uralla General Cemetery on Kingstown Road - Operational
- Uralla Pioneer Cemetery on John Street – No longer operational
This cemetery is also known as the Old Uralla Cemetery or Uralla Square Cemetery.
Council has prepared the booklet Old Uralla Cemetery which provides a brief history of the cemetery and information about those interred there.
The booklet can be purchased at the Visitor Information Centre at 104 Bridge Street, Uralla NSW 2358. For more information call (02) 6778 6420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservation of burial plots in the operational cemeteries can be made by phoning Council's administration building on (02) 6778 6300.
Further information about some of Uralla’s cemeteries can be viewed on the Australian Cemeteries Index website.