New to our headstone photo collection are:
- Appletree Creek cemetery (just north of Childers, Qld)
- Brooweena St Mary's Anglican cemetery (west of Maryborough, Qld)
Check them out at:http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net/FamilyHistory/Photos/
For reasons that aren't apparent to me, Appletree Creek was the main cemetery for Childers for many years, although the South Isis cemetery just to the south of Childers seems to be far closer to the town. We have also photographed South Isis (which has only a few headstones) but we haven't indexed it yet. Our impression is that South Isis hasn't had any recent burials whereas Appletree Creek is still in active use (and there seems to be space to use it for many more years). However, there is now a lawn cemetery in Childers itself that seems to be getting a lot of use (we didn't photograph it), so my guess is that Appletree Creek is now less popular with the Childers residents than it once was. There is also a crematorium in Maryborough (not sure if Bundaberg has one) so there may be fewer burials on that account. I think there was a collumbarium at the lawn cemetery but there wasn't one at either Appletree Creek or South Isis.
Also we recently added a number of small historic cemeteries outside the SE-Qld area (taken on our holidays late last year) which might interest someone. We did say "no cemeteries" when we set out on holidays, but David couldn't resist these ones :-)
- Eucla Travellers Cross, WA (near SA border)
- Fowlers Bay, SA
- Kanyaka Homestead, near Quorn, SA
- Oodnadatta Pioneer, SA
- William Creek, SA
What's coming up next? Indexing is underway for Goomeri, Kilkivan Shire. Watch this space ...