Canvas Town 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.

Canvas Town details follow:

Death registration: Charles Cript Death date: 25/02/1864 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name:- Registration details: 1864/C/554


Death registration: Esther Olzard Death date: 04/03/1867 Mother's name: Harriet Sarah Gadd Father/parent's name: Joseph Olzard Registration details: 1867/C/736 Birth registration: Esther Olzard Birth date: 07/11/1865 Mother's name: Harriet Sarah Gadd Father/parent's name: Joseph Olzard Registration details: 1865/C/1298


Death registration: Henry Charles Hyland Death date: 23/05/1872 Mother's name: Mary Ann Davis Father/parent's name: Henry Hyland Registration details: 1872/C/957 Birth registration: Henry Charles Hyland Birth date: 04/11/1870 Mother's name: Mary - Father/parent's name: Henry Hyland Registration details: 1870/M/609


Death registration: Robert Biddell Death date: 26/01/1873 Mother's name: Julia Palmer Father/parent's name: Robert Biddell Registration details: 1873/C/1022 Birth registration: Robert Biddell Birth date: 23/03/1872 Mother's name: Julia Palmer Father/parent's name: Robert Biddell Registration details: 1872/C/2455


Death registration: Elizabeth Beattie Death date: 25/03/1873 Mother's name: Mary Fields Father/parent's name: Joseph Beattie Registration details: 1873/C/1050


Death registration: John Edwards Death date: 10/06/1873 Mother's name: Amy Hemson Father/parent's name: Joseph Edwards Registration details: 1873/C/1095 Birth registration: John Edwards Birth date: 10/06/1873 Mother's name: Amy Hewson Father/parent's name: Joseph Edwards Registration details: 1873/C/2807


Death registration: William Caton Death date: 13/02/1874 Mother's name: Elizabeth Ann Kanell Father/parent's name: William John Caton Registration details: 1874/C/1337


Death registration: Mary Jane Evetts Death date: 20/04/1874 Mother's name: Anne Matthews Father/parent's name: Thomas Evetts Registration details: 1874/C/1400


Death registration: Peter Fitzpatrick Death date: 09/06/1874 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name:- Registration details: 1874/C/1428


Death registration: Mary Ann Laiking Death date: 01/10/1874 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name:- Registration details: 1874/C/1499


Death registration: Ole Neilsen Death date: 26/12/1874 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name:- Registration details: 1875/C/1993


Death registration: William Waddington Death date: 03/01/1875 Mother's name: Elizabeth Lees Father/parent's name: William Waddington Registration details: 1875/C/2005 Birth registration: William Waddington Birth date: 08/05/1872 Mother's name: Elizabeth Lees Father/parent's name: William Waddington Registration details:1872/C/2525


Death registration: Catherine Hayes Death date: 18/01/1875 Mother's name: Mary Hall Father/parent's name: Patrick Hoban Registration details: 1875/C/2016


Death registration: Mary Anne Jackson Death date: 16/03/1875 Mother's name: Catherine McColl Father/parent's name: John Graham Registration details: 1875/C/2069


Death registration: Mary Jackson Death date: 25/03/1875 Mother's name: Mary Anne Graham Father/parent's name: John Jackson Registration details: 1875/C/2070 Birth registration: Mary Jackson Birth date: 09/03/1875 Mother's name: Mary Ann Graham Father/parent's name: John Jackson Registration details: 1875/C/3085


Death registration: Terence Mayne Death date: 01/05/1875 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name:- Registration details: 1875/C/2107


Death registration: John Edward Philippi Death date: 04/05/1875 Mother's name: Rebecca Jackson Father/parent's name: Gustave Philippi Registration details: 1875/C/2105 Birth registration: John Edward Philippi Birth date: 27/06/1873 Mother's name: Rebecca Jackson Father/parent's name: Gustave Philippi Registration details:1873/C/2870


Death registration: Robert William Duggan Death date: 20/05/1875 Mother's name: Anne Thornton Father/parent's name: John Duggan Registration details: 1875/C/2134 Birth registration: William Duggan Birth date: 27/09/1873 Mother's name: Ann Thornton Father/parent's name: John Duggan Registration details: 1873/C/2395


Death registration: Mary Bolton Death date: 10/06/1875 Mother's name: Virginia Mary Phillips Father/parent's name: George Bolton Registration details: 1875/C/2161 Birth registration: Mary Bolton Birth date: 03/06/1875 Mother's name: Virginia Mary Phillips Father/parent's name: George Bolton Registration details: 1875/C/3227


Death registration: Margaret Swan Death date: 21/06/1875 Mother's name: Kate McDonald Father/parent's name: Donald Campbell Registration details: 1875/C/2160


Death registration: Virginia Mary Bolton Death date: 27/06/1875 Mother's name:- Father/parent's name:- Registration details: 1875/C/2174


Death registration: Sarah Egan Death date: 28/06/1875 Mother's name: Mary Brown Father/parent's name: Patrick Egan Registration details: 1875/C/2166


Death registration: Margaret Hanrahan Death date: 31/12/1875 Mother's name: Elizabeth Annie Trant Father/parent's name: Michael Hanrahan Registration details: 1876/C/1926 Birth registration: Margaret Hanrahan Birth date: 16/11/1875 Mother's name: Elizabeth Anne Trant Father/parent's name: Michael Hanrahan Registration details: 1875/C/3493


Death registration: Thomas Evitts Death date: 01/01/1876 Mother's name: Jane Lee Father/parent's name: John Evitts Registration details: 1876/C/1911


Death registration: Charles Harvey Death date: 06/06/1876 Mother's name: Margaret Brandon Father/parent's name: Geo. Harvey Registration details: 1876/C/1181


Death registration: Richard Lear Death date: 06/10/1877 Mother's name:- England Father/parent's name:- Registration details: 1877/C/1284


Death registration: Elizabeth Wheeler Death date: 16/01/1878 Mother's name: Elizabeth Connell Father/parent's name: Peter Wheeler Registration details: 1878/C/1556 Birth registration: Elizabeth Wheeler Birth date: 16/01/1878 Mother's name: Elizabeth Connell Father/parent's name: Peter Wheeler Registration details: 1878/C/3064

 CANVAS TOWN/DAWSON   RIVER. Area known as Bimbam              
 Surname Christian name/s  Death date Burial  Age  Parents/notes  familyhistory.bdm.qld.gov.au   ref  Location
 CRIPT Charles  05/02/1864  25/02/1864      1864/C/554  Possibly   Bimbam,   Duaringa   side of   Dawson   River   railway   bridge
 OLZARD  Esther  04/03/1867  04/03/1867  16   mths  Joseph/Harriet   Sarah Gadd  1867/C/736  
 HYLAND  Henry   Charles  23/05/1872  24/01/1872  1  Henry/Mary Ann   Davis  1872/C/957  
 BIDDELL  Robert  26/01/1873  27/01/1873  10   mths  Robert/Julia   Palmer  1873/C/1022  
 BEATTIE  Elizabeth  25/03/1873  26/03/1873  8 mths  Joseph/Mary   Fields  1873/C/1050  
 EDWARDS  John  10/06/1873  10/06/1873  6 hrs  Joseph/Amy   Hemson  1873/C/1095  
 CATON  William  13/02/1874  14/02/1874  27  William   John/Elizabeth   Ann Kanell  1874/C/1337  
 EVETTS  Mary   Jane  20/04/1874  21/04/1874  1  Thomas/Anne   Matthews  1874/C/1400  
 FITZPATRICK  Peter  09/06/1874  10/06/1874  30    1874/C/1428  
 LAIKING  Mary   Ann  01/10/1874  01/10/1874  42    1874/C/1499  
 NEILSEN  Ole  26/12/1874  26/12/1874  26    1875/C/1993  
 WADDINGTON  William  03/01/1875  03/01/1875  2  William/Elizabeth   Lees  1875/C/2005  
 HAYES  Catherine  18/01/1875  18/01/1875  24  Patrick   Hoban/Mary Hall  1875/C/2016  
 JACKSON  Anne  16/03/1875  17/03/1875  21  John   Graham/Catherine   McColl  1875/C/2069  
 ANDREWS  Robert    25/03/1875  59    1875/C/2077 (possible)  
 JACKSON  Mary  25/03/1875  25/03/1875  16   days  John/Mary Ann   Graham  1875/C/2070  
 MAYNE  Terence  01/05/1875  01/05/1875  40   1875/C/2107  
 PHILIPPI  John   Edward  04/05/1875  04/05/1875  1  Gustave/Rebecca   Jackson  1875/C/2105  
 DUGGAN  Robert   William  20/05/1875  20/05/1875  1  John/Anne   Thornton  1875/C/2134  
 BOLTON  Mary  10/06/1875  11/06/1875  7 days  George/Virginia   Mary Phillips  1875/C/2161  
 SWAN  Margaret  21/06/1875  21/06/1875  28  Donald   Campbell/Kate   McDonald  1875/C/2160  
 BOLTON  Virginia   Mary  27/06/1875  27/06/1875  28    1875/C/2174  
 EGAN  Sarah  28/06/1875  29/06/1875  6 days  Patrick/Mary   Brown  1875/C/2166  
 HANRAHAN  Margaret    01/01/1876  6 wks  Michael/Elizabeth   Ann Trant  1876/C/1926  
 EVITTS  Thomas  01/01/1876  02/01/1876  36  John/Jane Lee  1876/C/1911  
 HARVEY  Charles  06/06/1876  06/06/1876  1  George/Margaret   Brandon  1876/C/1181  
 LEAR  Richard  06/10/1877  07/10/1877      1877/C/1284  
 WHEELER  Elizabeth  16/01/1878  17/01/1878  2 days  Peter/Elizabeth   Connell  1878/C/1556  

Many people were flood victims in 1875. See this newspaper article and this report

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