Boolburra, a farming community west of Rockhampton in Central Queensland, Australia, is a focal point for those of us who have a connection to John Alexis Dobbs Coker and Margaret Isabella Silver

The years and time take their toll at Boolburra

The years and time take their toll at Boolburra

By Warren Nunn

In several trips to Boolburra over the years, I've photographed the site where my grandparents Alex and Bella Dobbs onced lived.

From about 1995, the site was abandoned and all that remained were the shed, some tanks, the slab on which the house stood and the dairy.

The dairy was the victim of a grass fire and the shed has, of course, steadily fallen into disrepair.

The cab of Uncle Jim's International truck sits rusting away on the bank of the creek, the tennis court roller that Uncle Ray made stands, unmoved, nearby, a couple of water tanks remain, as does the septic tank that Jim, Pop and others, including my brother Don, put in place back in the 1960s.

The photos are a reminder that although time takes its toll on the physical world, nothing can wear out our memories of the wonderful family times we spent at Boolburra.

BoolburraHouseSiteOct2000

Looking towards the Boolburra house site and shed in 2000.

BoolburraHouseSiteJul2020

The Boolburra house site and shed July 2020.

 

JimPlaqueBoolburraJul2020

Plaque in Uncle Jim's memory at Boolburra. Picture taken July 2020.

 

BurntOutMilkingShedBoolburraOct2000

The burnt-out dairy building, Boolburra, in 2000.

 

AreaNearOldBoolburraRacecourseJul2020

Area near where Boolburra Racecourse was situated, not far from Dobbs house. Picture taken July 2020.

 

InsideCabOfInternationalTruckBoolburraJul2020

Inside International truck cabin Boolburra July 2020.

 

InternationalTruckCabNov2017

What remained of Uncle Jim's International truck at Boolburra, November 2017.

 

InsideShedBoolburraNov2017

Inside Boolburra shed November 2017.

 

AvondaleBoolburraJul2020

Avondale, Boolburra, to where the Dobbs house was relocated. Pictured taken July 2020.

 

DawsonRiverNearBoolburraRailwayBridgeJul2020

Swimming hole Dawson River near Boolburra Railway Bridge in July 2020.

 

DawsonRiverBoolburraRailBridge

Railway Bridge over Dawson River at Boolburra in July 2020.

 

LookingTowardsBoolburraHouseSiteJul2020

The tennis court roller that Uncle Ray made. Picture taken July 2020.

 

TakenFromBoolburraHouseSiteLookingTowardsShedNov2017

Taken from Boolburra house site looking towards shed November 2017.

 

BoolburraFrontGateViewNov2017

Front gate of Boolburra house site, November 2017.

 

LookingTowardsHouseSiteNov2017

Looking towards Boolburra house site November 2017.

 

RyansPaddockBoolburraJul2020

Ryan's Paddock near Boolburra in July 2020.

 

TennisCourtRollerBoolburraMadeByUncleRay

Tennis court roller that Uncle Ray made at Boolburra. Picture taken July 2020.
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Boolburra burials

Boolburra burials

The following information was drawn from the public record (https://www.familyhistory.bdm.qld.gov.au/) as well as a privately compiled document titled Gogango District Cemeteries Burials and Monumental Descriptions.

The late Jim Dobbs, who farmed at Boolburra west of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, gave me the document. Where I've been able to identify the location of cemeteries, I have included a map reference.

The information may be useful to family researchers but comes with the warning that there may be errors and omissions as well as incomplete details. In some cases I have added newspaper references that support burial details.

Boolburra burials details follow:


Death registration: John Gooseberry Death date: 05/12/1865 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name:- Registration details: 1865/C/12


Death registration: Jane Charlotte Pennycuick Death date: 17/07/1871 Mother's name: Charlotte Smith Clark Father/parent's name:Andrew Kessen Pennycuick Registration details:1871/C/983 Birth registration: Jane Charlotte Pennycuick Birth date: 27/05/1870 Mother's name: Charlotte Clark Father/parent's name: Andrew Kessen Pennycuick Registration details: 1870/C/3016 Birth registration: Charlotte Pennycuick Birth date: 24/09/1873 Mother's name: Charlotte Smith Clark Father/parent's name: Andrew Kessen Pennycuick Registration details: 1873/C/3015


Death registration: William Pardie Death date: 09/05/1875 Mother's name: Minnie Ault Father/parent's name: August Pardie Registration details: 1875/C/2127


Death registration: Phoebe Sheppard Death date: 17/01/1876 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name:- Registration details: 1876/C/1927


Death registration: Albert Victor Woolford Death date: 02/03/1876 Mother's name: Jane Hogges Father/parent's name: John Woolford Registration details: 1876/C/1175


Death registration: William G.T. Hall Death date: 08/01/1878 Mother's name: Eliza Margaret Jeffrey Father/parent's name: William Hall Registration details: 1878/C/1544


Death registration: John Parrott Death date: 04/03/1882 Mother's name: Mary Temple Father/parent's name: John Parrott Registration details: 1882/C/1423


Death registration: Fritz Kehlet Death date: 15/05/1883 Mother's name: Olena Bang Father/parent's name: Christian Kehlet Registration details: 1883/C/1751


Death registration: Elizabeth Strasberg Death date: 02/12/1883 Mother's name: Mary Ann Jackson Father/parent's name: Thomas McClun Registration details: 1883/C/1757


Death registration: Donald Neil McLean Death date: 31/03/1886 Mother's name: Ellen Mooney Father/parent's name: Donald McLean Registration details: 1886/C/2192 Birth registration: Donald Neil McLean Birth date: 17/02/1886 Mother's name: Ellen Mooney Father/parent's name: Donald Neil McLean Registration details: 1886/C/5051


Death registration: Samuel Craig Death date: 04/05/1888 Mother's name: Isabella Jane Quail Father/parent's name: William Craig Registration details: 1888/C/2335


Death registration: Jamie Ah Yam Death date: 26/03/1889 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name:- Registration details: 1889/C/2864


Death registration: Elizabeth Kelly Death date: 20/04/1890 Mother's name: Catherine Allen Father/parent's name: John Tanzi Registration details: 1890/C/2553


Death registration: Annie Louisa Gorman Death date: 09/12/1892 Mother's name: Registration details: 1892/C/2372 Birth registration: Annie Louisa Barbara Gorman Birth date: 20/07/1891 Mother's name: Margaret Griffin Father/parent's name: John Gorman Registration details: 1891/C/7485


Death registration: Frederick Pattle Death date: 21/03/1893 Mother's name: Mary Daly Father/parent's name: John Pattle Registration details: 1893/C/2626 Birth registration: Frederick Pattle* Birth date: 21/01/1893 Mother's name: Mary Ann Dally Father/parent's name: Joseph John Pattle Registration details: 1893/C/6881 * or Pattel


Death registration: Alexander Craig Death date: 15/05/1896 Mother's name: Isabella Jane Quail Father/parent's name: William Craig Registration details: 1896/C/4486


Death registration: Annie Kehlet Death date: 23/02/1898 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name:- Stevenson Registration details: 1898/C/3986


Death registration: Karin Anderson Death date: 03/12/1899 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name: Anders Shon Registration details: 1899/C/2905


Death registration: Marshall Duckham Death date: 27/12/1899 Mother's name: Harriett Marshall Father/parent's name:Sidney Willie Duckham Registration details: 1900/C/4060


Death registration: Arthur William Marshall Death date: 06/03/1904 Mother's name: Emma Littleton Father/parent's name: William Marshall Registration details: 1904/C/3417


Death registration: Henry Croghan Death date: 16/01/1903 Mother's name: Rose Mary Gorman Father/parent's name: Charles Edwin Croghan Registration details: 1903/C/4525 Birth registration: Henry Croghan Birth date: 03/01/1903 Mother's name: Rose Mary Gorman Father/parent's name: Charles Edwin Croghan Registration details: 1903/C/9404


Death registration: John Cagney Death date: 21/06/1907 Mother's name: Ellen Bagen Father/parent's name: William Cagney Registration details: 1907/C/3959


Death registration: John Pattel Death date: 11/02/1908 Mother's name: Mary - Father/parent's name:Thomas Pattel Registration details: 1908/C/3056


Death registration: Susan Pattel Death date: 11/02/1908 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name: Charles Ricketts Registration details: 1908/C/3057


Death registration: Elizabeth Pattel Death date: 03/05/1910 Mother's name: Rebecca Wann Father/parent's name: Robert Tait Registration details: 1910/C/2947


Death registration: James Duffy Death date: 04/02/1911 Mother's name: Mary Quigian Father/parent's name: Patrick Duffy Registration details: 1911/C/3394


Death registration: Frederick Charles Duffy Death date: 29/07/1916 Mother's name: Esther Bell Father/parent's name: James Duffy Registration details: 1916/C/3918


Death registration: Esther Duffy Birth year: 1835 Death date: 02/02/1917 Mother's name: Sarah - Father/parent's name: Robert Bell Registration details: 1917/C/917


Death registration: James Fredrick Arthur Duckham Death date: 04/11/1919 Mother's name: Elizabeth Caroline Duffy Father/parent's name: James Densen Duckham Registration details: 1919/C/6016 Birth registration: James Fredrick Arthur Duckham Birth date: 24/10/1918 Mother's name: Elizabeth Caroline Duffy Father/parent's name: James Densen Duckham Registration details: 1918/C/14825


Death registration: Patrick Joseph Duffy Death date: 05/05/1923 Mother's name: Esther Bell Father/parent's name: James Duffy Registration details: 1923/C/1938


Death registration: Emily Rebecca Duffy Death date: 15/01/1924 Mother's name: Esther Bell Father/parent's name: James Duffy Registration details: 1924/C/865 Death registration: Kathleen Mary Duffy Death date: 21/04/1928 Mother's name: Norah Kathleen Elsworthy Father/parent's name: Alexander Duffy Registration details: 1928/C/1981 Birth registration: Kathleen Mary Duffy Birth date: 11/08/1920 Mother's name: Norah Kathleen Elsworthy Father/parent's name: Alexander Duffy Registration details: 1920/C/9649


Death registration: William Forrest Death date: 14/01/1928 Mother's name: Mary Shand Father/parent's name: Thomas Forrest Registration details: 1928/C/794


Death registration: James McCarron Death date: 24/08/1935 Mother's name: Ellen Treanor Father/parent's name: Owen Registration details: 1935/C/3454 BAGDON VALE, BOOLBURRA


Death registration: Frederick Charles James Death date: 01/01/1897 Mother's name: Hannah Robison Father/parent's name: Henry James Registration details: 1897/C/3484

 BOOLBURRA              
 Surname  Christian   name/s  Death date  Burial  Age  Parents/notes  familyhistory.bdm.qld.gov.au   ref  Location
 GOOSEBERRY  John  05/12/1865  06/12/1865  50    1865/C/12  https://goo.gl/maps/yLaJTn4R2CYXzYBJ6
 PENNYCUICK  Jane   Charlotte  17/07/1871  18/07/1871  1  Andrew Kessen   Pennycuick/Charlotte   Smith Clark  1871/C/983  
 PENNYCUICK  Charlotte    02/11/1873  1 mth  Andrew Kessen   Pennycuick/Charlotte   Smith Clark  1873/C/3015 (birth)  
 PARDIE  William  09/05/1875  10/05/1875  39  August/Mennie Ault  1875/C/2127  
 SHEPPARD  Phoebe  17/01/1876  18/01/1876  44    1876/C/1927  
 WOOLFORD  Albert   Victor  02/03/1876  02/03/1876  1  John/Jane Hogges  1876/C/1175  
 HALL  William G.   T.  08/01/1878  08/01/1878  5 days  William/Eliza M.   Jeffrey  1878/C/1544  
 PARROTT  John  04/03/1882  05/03/1881  10   days  John/Mary Temple  1882/C/1423  
 KEHLET  Fritz  15/05/1883  16/05/1883  65  Christian/Olena Bang  1883/C/1751  
 STRASBERG  Elizabeth  02/12/1883  03/12/1883  5  Thomas   McClun/Maryann     Jackson  1883/C/1757  
 McLEAN  Donald   Neal  31/03/1886  01/04/1886  1 mth  Donald/Ellen Mooney  1886/C/2192  
 CRAIG  Samuel  04/05/1888  05/05/1888  7 mths  William/Isabella Jane   Quail  1888/C/2335  
 AH YAM  Jamie  26/03/1889 26/03/1889 70    1889/C/2864  
 KELLY  Elizabeth  20/04/1890 22/04/1890 51  John Tanzi/Catherine   Allen  1890/C/2553  
 GORMAN  Annie   Louise  09/12/1892  10/12/1892  1  John/Margaret Griffin  1892/C/2372  
 PATTEL  Frederick  21/03/1893  22/03/1893  2 mths  John/Mary Daly  1893/C/2626  
 KEMP  James    25/02/1896  8 days  William/Hannah   McColl  No record  
 CRAIG  Alexander  15/05/1896  16/05/1896  11 mths  William/Isabella Jane   Quail  1896/C/4486  
 KEHLET  Annie  23/02/1898  24/02/1898  67  /Stevenson  1898/C/3986  
 ANDERSON  Karin/Karni  03/12/1899  05/12/1899  78  Anders Shon/  1899/C/2905  
 DUCKHAM  Marshall  27/12/1899  27/12/1899  2 days  Sidney Willie   Duckham/Harriet   Marshall  1900/C/4060  
 CROGHAN   Henry  01-16-03  01-16-03  13   days  Charles Edwin/Rose   Mary Gorman  1903/C/4525  
 MARSHALL  Arthur   William  03-06-04  03-06-04  32  William/Emma   Littleton  1904/C/3417  
 CAGNEY  John  06-21-07  06-23-07  64 William/Ellen Bagen 1907/C/3959  
 PATTEL  John  02-11-08  02-11-08  81 Thomas/Mary 1908/C/3056  
 PATTEL  Susan  02-11-08  02-11-08  80 Charles Ricketts 1908/C/3057  
John and Susan Pattel died in an accident. See newspaper report              
 PATTEL  Elizabeth  05-03-10  05-03-10  39  Robert Tait/Rebecca   Wann  1910/C/2947  
 DUFFY  James  02-04-11  02-04-11  75  Patrick/Mary Quigian  1911/C/3394  
 DUFFY  Frederick   Charles  07-29-16  07-29-16  36  James/Esther Bell  1916/C/3918  
 DUFFY  Esther  02-02-17  02/02/1917  82  Robert Bell/Sarah  1917/C/917  
 DUCKHAM  James   Frederick   A.  11-04-19  11-04-19  1  James Densen   Duckham/Elizabeth   Caroline Duffy  1919/C/6016  
 DUFFY  Patrick   Joseph  05-05-23  05-05-23  55  James/Esther Bell  1923/C/1938  
 DUFFY  Emily   Rebecca  01-15-24   01-15-24  45  James/Esther Bell  1924/C/865  
 FORREST  William  01-14-28  01-14-28  27  Thomas/Mary Shand  1928/C/794  
 &DUFFY  Kathleen   Mary  04-21-28  04-21-28  7  Alexander/Norah   Kathleen Elsworthy  1928/C/1981  
 McCARRON  James  08-24-35  24/08/1935  26  Owen/Ellen Treanor  1935/C/3454  
 &Drowned when boat capsized. See newspaper report              
               
           BAGDON VALE,   BOOLBURRA    
 Surname   Christian   name/s  Death date  Burial  Age  Parents/notes  familyhistory.bdm.qld.gov.au   ref  Location
 JAMES  Frederick   Charles  01/01/1897  02/01/1897  16  Henry/Hannah   Robison  1897/C/3484  Boolburra district
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Gogango burials

Gogango burials

The following information was drawn from the public record (https://www.familyhistory.bdm.qld.gov.au/) as well as a privately compiled document titled Gogango District Cemeteries Burials and Monumental Descriptions.

The late Jim Dobbs, who farmed at Boolburra west of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, gave me the document. Where I've been able to identify the location of cemeteries, I have included a map reference.

The information may be useful to family researchers but comes with the warning that there may be errors and omissions as well as incomplete details. In some cases I have added newspaper references that support burial details.

Gogango details follow:

Death registration: Ellen Mary Begode Bugden Death date:23/05/1874 Mother's name: Margaret Attwood Father/parent's name: Walter Bugden Registration details:1874/C/1443


Death registration: Albert Arthur Chilcott Death date: 27/11/1911 Mother's name: Isabella McVigner Father/parent's name: John Chilcott Registration details: 1911/C/3676 Birth registration: Thomas Evans Birth date: 15/06/1881 Mother's name: Margaret Phillips Father/parent's name: Thomas Evans Registration details:1881/C/6636


Death registration: James Gilham Death date: 01/05/1874 Mother's name: Philadelphia Moon Father/parent's name: James Gilham Registration details:1874/C/1410 Birth registration: George Lees Birth date: 05/06/1885 Mother's name: Sarah Jane Topliss Father/parent's name: William Henry Lees Registration details:1885/C/9379


Death registration: Margaret Elizabeth McNamara Death date: 27/02/1874 Mother's name: Elizabeth Birmingham Father/parent's name: Thomas McNamara Registration details: 1874/C/1366


Death registration: Hannah Morris Death date: 11/06/1874 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name:- Simpson Registration details: 1874/C/1429


Death registration: Margaret Noah Death date: 04/02/1874 Mother's name: Jane White Father/parent's name: Thomas Kee Registration details: 1874/C/1327


Death registration: James O'Brien Death date: 27/01/1874 Mother's name: Mary Kevurlen Father/parent's name: Morris O'Brien Registration details: 1874/C/1345


Death registration: John Rocks Death date: 12/01/1879 Mother's name: Isabella Rooney Father/parent's name: Nicholas Rocks Registration details: 1879/C/2574


Death registration: George Tennent Death date:14/07/1889 Mother's name: Margaret Scott Father/parent's name: Robert Tennent Registration details: 1889/C/4952


Death registration: Peter Tennent Death date: 19/02/1897 Mother's name: Margaret Scott Father/parent's name: Robert Tennent Registration details: 1897/C/4343


Death registration: Samuel Thomas Death date: 21/08/1898 Mother's name: Ann Gundry Father/parent's name: John Thomas Registration details: 1898/C/4960

          GOGANGO    
 Surname  Christian   name/s  Death   date  Burial  Age  Parents/notes  familyhistory.bdm.qld.gov.au   ref  Location
 O'BRIEN  James  27/1/1874  27/1/1874  31  Thomas/  1874/C/1345  https://goo.gl/maps/tpQznSU4YbPQxUyJ8
 NOAH  Margaret  4/2/1874  5/2/1874  32  Thomas Kee/Jane   White  1874/C/1327  
 McNAMARA  Margaret   Elizabeth  27/02/1874  28/2/1874  5 mths  Thomas/Elizabeth   Birmingham  1874/C/1366  
 GILHAM   James  01/5/1874  01/5/1874  3 mths  James/Philadephia   Moon  1874/C/1410  
 BUGDEN  Ellen   Mary   Begode  23/05/1874  24/05/1874  1  Walter/Margaret   Attwood  1874/C/1443  
 MORRIS  Hannah  11/6/1874  11/6/1874  40  Simpson  1874/C/1429  
 ROCKS  John  12/1/1879  13/1/1879  19  Nicholas/Isabella   Rooney  1879/C/2574  
 TENNENT  Peter  19/2/1897  19/2/1897  5  Robert/Margaret     Scott  1897/C/4343  
 EVANS  Thomas    29/06/1881  13   days  Thomas/Margaret   Phillips  1881/C/6636 (birth)  
 LEES  George    08/6/1885  2 days  William   Henry/Sarah Jane   Topliss  1885/C/9379 (birth)  
 THOMAS  Samuel  21/8/1898  22/8/1898  58  John/Ann Gundry  1898/C/4960  
 TENNENT  George  14/7/1889  14/7/1889  2 days  Robert/Margaret   Scott  1889/C/4952  
 CHILCOTT  Albert   Arthur  27/11/1911    39   John/Isabella   McVigner  1911/C/3676  
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Gainsford burials

Gainsford burials

The following information was drawn from the public record (https://www.familyhistory.bdm.qld.gov.au/) as well as a privately compiled document titled Gogango District Cemeteries Burials and Monumental Descriptions.

The late Jim Dobbs, who farmed at Boolburra west of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, gave me the document. Where I've been able to identify the location of cemeteries, I have included a map reference.

The information may be useful to family researchers but comes with the warning that there may be errors and omissions as well as incomplete details. In some cases I have added newspaper references that support burial details.

Gainsford details follow:


Death registration: Ellen Phelen Death date: 22/01/1865 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name:- Registration details: 1865/C/624


Death registration: Sarah Ann Pringle Death date: 22/01/1865 Mother's name: Ann Murphy Father/parent's name: Thomas Carroll Registration details: 1865/C/625


Death registration: William Smith Death date: 15/09/1866 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name:- Registration details: 1866/C/1104


Death registration: Emma Beattie Death date: 18/03/1867 Mother's name: Bridget Carroll Father/parent's name: John Beattie Registration details: 1867/C/760


Death registration: John Murray Pringle Death date: 24/03/1867 Mother's name: Sarah Carroll Father/parent's name: John Murray Pringle Registration details: 1867/C/761


Death registration: Richard Balderstone Death date: 19/01/1870 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name:- Registration details: 1870/C/820


Death registration: James Duffy Death date: 09/05/1870 Mother's name: Esther Bell Father/parent's name: James Duffy Registration details: 1870/C/890


Death registration: Agnes Neil Death date: 01/08/1870 Mother's name: Anne Brien Father/parent's name: Thomas Neil Registration details: 1870/C/916


Death registration: John Thomas Mulvany Death date: 11/11/1870 Mother's name: Margaret Murphy Father/parent's name: James Mulvany Registration details: 1871/C/911


Death registration: Henry Thomas Sutton Death date: 12/02/1871 Mother's name: Elizabeth Frances Knox Father/parent's name: Alfred Charles Sutton Registration details: 1871/C/910 Birth registration: Henry Thomas Sutton Birth date: 29/10/1869 Mother's name: Elizabeth Frances Knox Father/parent's name: Alfred Charles Sutton Registration details: 1869/C/2676


Death registration: James Duffy Death date: 12/12/1871 Mother's name: Esther Bell Father/parent's name: James Duffy Registration details:1872/C/882 Birth registration: James Duffy Birth date: 01/07/1871 Mother's name: Esther Bell Father/parent's name: James Duffy Registration details: 1871/C/2807


Death registration: Mary Ann Beattie Death date: 24/04/1872 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name:- Registration details: 1872/C/951


Death registration: John Duffy Death date: 08/05/1872 Mother's name: Esther Bell Father/parent's name: James Duffy Registration details: 1872/C/946


Death registration: Elizabeth Beattie Death date: 21/05/1872 Mother's name: Bridget Carroll Father/parent's name: John Beattie Registration details: 1872/C/956 Birth registration: Elizabeth Beattie Birth date: 17/05/1871 Mother's name: Bridget Teresa Carroll Father/parent's name: John Beattie Registration details: 1871/C/2803


Death registration: Ah Sue Ah Sue Death date: 17/07/1872 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name:- Registration details: 1872/C/973


Death registration: R.L. Parker Death date: 18/09/1873 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name:- Registration details: 1873/C/1148


Death registration: Sarah Ellen Arnold Death date: 21/07/1875 Mother's name: Susan Dryden Father/parent's name: George Arnold Registration details: 1875/C/2183


Death registration: James James Death date: 14/03/1879 Mother's name: Mary Jane James Father/parent's name:- Registration details: 1879/C/1207 Birth registration: James James Birth date: 08/03/1879 Mother's name: Mary Jane James Registration details: 1879/C/3351


Death registration: Patrick Joseph Murtagh Death date: 11/05/1893 Mother's name: Clara Milletta Pocock Father/parent's name: Patrick Aloysius Murtagh Registration details: 1893/C/4072 Birth registration: Patrick Joseph Murtagh Birth date: 14/12/1890 Mother's name: Clara Melletta Pocock Father/parent's name: Patrick Aloysius Murtagh Registration details: 1891/C/7360

GAINSFORD (where Capricorn Highway crosses Dawson River)              
 Surname  Christian   name/s  Death   date  Burial  Age  Parents/notes  familyhistory.bdm.qld.gov.au   ref  Location
 ^PHELAN  Ellen  22/01/1865  22/01/1865  17    1865/C/624 https://goo.gl/maps/Vz6HydvhAopiRRtn7
 ^PRINGLE  Sarah   Ann  22/01/1865  22/01/1865  23  Thomas/Ann   Murphy  1865/C/625  
 ^Both women drowned in Dawson River. See newspaper report              
 SMITH  William  15/09/1866  16/09/1866  57    1866/C/1104  
 BEATTIE  Emma  18/03/1867  19/03/1867  3  John/Bridget   Carroll  1867/C/760  
 PRINGLE  John   Murray  24/03/1867  25/03/1867  4  John   Murray/Sarah   Carroll  1867/C/761  
 BALDERSTONE  Richard  19/01/1870  19/01/1870  26    1870/C/820  
 DUFFY  James  09/05/1870  10/05/1870  3  James/Esther   Bell  1870/C/890  
 NEIL  Agnes  01/08/1870  02/08/1870  7 days  Thomas/Anne   Brien  1870/C/916  
 MULVANEY  John   Thomas  11/11/1870  12/11/1870  3  James/Margaret   Murphy  1871/C/911  
 SUTTON  Henry   Thomas  12/02/1871  12/02/1871  1  Alfred   Charles/Elizabeth   Frances Knox  1871/C/910  
 DUFFY  James  12/12/1871  13/12/1871  5 mths  James/Esther Bell  1872/C/882  
 BEATTIE  Mary   Ann  24/04/1872  25/04/1872  65    1872/C/951  
 DUFFY  John  08/05/1872  08/05/1872  5  James/Esther Bell  1872/C/946  
 BEATTIE  Elizabeth  21/05/1872  22/05/1872  1  John/Bridget   Carroll  1872/C/956  
 AH SUE    17/07/1872  18/07/1872  75    1872/C/973  
 PARKER  R. L.  18/09/1873  19/09/1873  30    1873/C/1148  
 ARNOLD  Sarah   Ellen  21/07/1875  21/07/1875  5  George/Susan   Dryden  1875/C/2183  
 JAMES  James  14/03/1879  14/03/1879  6 days  Mary Jane James  1879/C/1207  
 MURTAGH  Patrick   Joseph  11/05/1893  11/05/1893  2  Patrick/Clara   Milletta Pocock  1893/C/4072  
       SAUNDERS,   GAINSFORD        
 Surname  Christian   name/s  Death date  Burial  Age  Parents/notes  familyhistory.bdm.qld.gov.au   ref  Location
 SHIMMINGS  Mary  27/01/1870  28/01/1870  2  Thomas/Elizabeth   Mountain  1870/C/843  Near Gainsford

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Dawson River Boolburra burials

Dawson River Boolburra burials

The following information was drawn from the public record (https://www.familyhistory.bdm.qld.gov.au/) as well as a privately compiled document titled Gogango District Cemeteries Burials and Monumental Descriptions.

The late Jim Dobbs, who farmed at Boolburra west of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, gave me the document. Where I've been able to identify the location of cemeteries, I have included a map reference.

The information may be useful to family researchers but comes with the warning that there may be errors and omissions as well as incomplete details. In some cases I have added newspaper references that support burial details.

Dawson River Boolburra details follow:

Death registration: Alma Therese Andersen Death date: 03/04/1875 Mother's name: Augusta Mathilde Neilsen Father/parent's name:Anthony Andersen Registration details: 1875/C/2090


NEW LINE to DAWSON RIVER BRIDGE (Boolburra district) Death registration: James Taylor Death date: 02/05/1874 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name:- Registration details: 1874/C/1401


     SHINGLE HUT, DAWSON   RIVER (Boolburra district)          
 Surname  Christian   name/s  Death date  Burial  Age  Parents/notes  familyhistory.bdm.qld.gov.au   ref  Location
 ANDERSON  Alma   Theresa  03/04/1875  04/04/1875  1  Anthony/Augusta   Neilsen  1875/C/2090  Boolburra   district
     NEW LINE to DAWSON   RIVER   BRIDGE (Boolburra   district)          
 Surname  Christian   name/s  Death date  Burial  Age  Parents/notes  familyhistory.bdm.qld.gov.au   ref  Location
 TAYLOR  James  02/05/1874  02/05/1874  45    1874/C/1401  Boolburra   district
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