Pioneer Cemetery Audio Tour

Welcome to the St Mark’s Pioneer Cemetery Audio Tour, Picton. Here you can listen to the stories of people buried in this cemetery. Click on the names below to hear their stories.

Burgess Campbell Crispe
EvansFairleyHorton & Stafford

Much thanks goes to Elizabeth Villey for her wonderful research and composition of these stories!

We’d love to hear your comments and feedback below. Thanks for visiting!


  1. What a great way to share our local history, excellent job all concerned and great research Betty Villy.

  2. Congratulations on your restoration work & research for the audio tour.

    My GGG grandfather Thomas Gillingham’s name is on a monument along with 2 other men in the cemetery which was erected by their fellow workmen. I went to Picton after the floods to check on it & thankfully it was ok.

    It was a memorial for the men who lost their lives in 1863 while working on the Viaduct, his occupation was a Stonemason. He arrived in Australia in 1853 with his wife Martha & 2 children Mary & Emily.

    I would be interested if church records have any additional information.


    Gail Algie

    • Ben

      18/03/2019 at 10:54 am

      Hi Gail, thankyou for your comment. This is a monument and a story that we are looking to tell in the next phase of the project. Many of our church records were of course damaged in the flood, but we’ll attempt to keep you in the loop as we do the research on this monument. Blessings, Ben

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