“The dead are soon forgotten…”

So said an “Old Parramattan” in 1890 in reference to the people buried at Australia’s oldest surviving European cemetery: St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta (1790). But the dead are not so easily forgotten if their stories live again!

The St. John’s Cemetery Project is the cemetery’s online biographical database. It brings to life once more the stories of the people buried herein, beginning with our first collection, St. John’s First FleetersThere are many more notables buried in this cemetery, including convicts and colonial elites. They, too, will be “remembered” in time…

This search box allows you to search the whole database.

Please note: new content is being added to the website all the time so, while you may not find a particular individual in our database today, check back here regularly as the person may have been added.