Saturday, April 12, 2008

New headstone photos: Appletree Creek and Broweena St Mary's Anglican

Having started this new blog some months ago, I've been exceedingly slack about posting to it. I will have to try to do better.

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:

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 ...

1 comment:

Helen said...

Just a bit of info about the South Isis and Apple Tree Creek Cemeteries near Childers Qld. Apparently South Isis Cem was not as suitable for burials as they (the Council) first thought, and so they moved all funerals to Apple Tree Creek. South Isis was closed many years ago, and ATC is also closed for new burials now, you can only bury if reserved. The area to the right of the front gates that looks like a grassed area is in fact under burial, but from what i understand all that are buried there are public graves with no headstones. Childers Lawn Cem is the only open Cem in the area. Bundaberg has 2 cemeteries (General and Catholic) and 2 Crems, both privately owned. there has never been a collumbarium at either ATC or South Isis. Hope this helps answer any questions you have.....Cheers Helen