This site is a crash course in common symbols found on Australian gravestones as well as articles on historically significant Australian cemeteries. From the simple cross to more intricate examples of masonry, the symbols we find on gravestones form an important part of the heritage of cemeteries. In many cases, the presentation of a headstone can give you clues about how a person lived their life, their religion, their associations or how they passed away. When all that is left on record is a name and a date, the interpretation of a grave is our means of understanding and connecting with our heritage.
Browse through the Symbols by clicking on the above link to get started.
This site acknowledges that symbols often have many interpretations, and the best effort is made to ensure these are all included.