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Kingston Cemetery is located in Kingston, about a 10-15 minute drive south of Hobart. This peaceful haven offers a range of burial sites and memorial gardens including lawn burials, traditional monumental areas, rose beds, niche walls and gardens. This cemetery will undergo significant development in the future, but today offers the full range of cemetery options in a growing community.
Memories are a precious gift from those we have loved and can be passed on to future generations. Often people find that a memorial provides a focus – a symbol of remembrance. Millingtons have a comprehensive range of memorial options for lawns, garden sites, feature gardens and niche walls.
Inscriptions on memorials can record information such as achievements and services, becoming a valuable historical record for future generations. Various sizes and designs are available to you with an extensive library of motifs, emblems, borders and badges. Traditionally, plaques have a brown lacquer finish but coloured options are available.
Garden memorials are set onto plinths and placed throughout the cemetery. Feel free to contact Millingtons to see our full range of memorials.
Kingston Cemetery predominately offers lawn burials with the peace of mind of a stable foundation to support the commemorative plaque. The cemetery offers full monumental burial sites and limited, smaller monumental sites set on gentle slopes overlooking the water and rural settings of Kingston and Blackman’s Bay. Burial sites may be purchased at need or can be pre-paid for your convenience. Graves are available as single or double depth options. When arranging the first interment you may wish to consider the second.
Landscape Features & Monuments
A bushland burial is an informal, natural and non-traditional form of burial or placement of cremated remains. The landscape remains basically undisturbed as burials are integrated into native bushland, allowing the natural landscape to play a part in the grieving process. Currently our bushland burial options are only available at our Kingston Cemetery, offering a natural and environmentally sustainable option.
A plaque is placed on the commemorative wall, located at the bushland burial site entrance. The grave is marked with a bush stone/rock with the name inscribed onto it. A tree/shrub can also be planted at the head of the burial site. Burial monumental works are not permitted at this site.
Coffins in our Bushland Burial Section need to be solid, untreated and unpainted timber. To reduce the environmental impact we do not allow chipboard, fibreboard or any other material that involves pulps, glues or chemicals in production. The internal coffin upholstery is unbleached calico and the handles are rope. This ensures a fully biodegradable coffin with no environmental impact.
Rose bed gardens and native gardens are available throughout the cemetery, with new areas being developed as required. The gazebo gardens are located at the cemetery’s entrance and offer calming vistas out to the River Derwent. Next to the gardens there is also the option of a niche wall placement for your loved one.
Kingston Cemetery offers above ground burial crypts. An increasingly popular option, single and companion crypts are available and include the granite panel for inscription memorialisation, two flower tribute vases, eternal flame and ceramic portrait frames.