A legacy for the Gold Coast
This part of Australia is rich in the history of the pioneering families who developed South-East Queensland.
Grazier and realtor, Arthur Earle, came to the Gold Coast in 1964 and purchased about 3,000 acres of land situated between Nerang and Mudgeeraba.
Earle established the “Allambe Garden of Memories” as a cemetery in 1967, with the first burial taking place in 1968. He started crematorium services in response to the needs of the Gold Coast community in 1972.
Inscribed on a memorial to Arthur Earle in Allambe Memorial Park is the following quote from William Gladstone:
“Show me the manner in which a nation or community cares for its departed and I will show you with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land and their loyalty to high ideals.”