Byrock Cemetery

 

Photos gathered and Transcribed by Paula Maslin

 

BURIED IN THIS CEMETERY

1882-1933

 

The average age at death of those buried in this cemetery is 20 years.  The lack of qualified medical practitioners; the distance and time to proper health care; the harshness of the climate; the poor living conditions; and the ease of infection, placed the pioneers of the Byrock district at great risk of an early and often avoidable death. 

 

This cemetery was restored by the residents of Byrock in 1996 to honour those who lost their lives in developing this part of western New South Wales between 1882 and 1933.

 

The Byrock community thanks the Bourke Shire Council and Bourke Enterprise Development Agency for their financial assistance to this project.

 

NAME

DATE OF DEATH

AGE

CAUSE OF DEATH

 

 

 

 

ADAMS, Emma

4.4.1890

33 years

Abdominal tumour

APLETT, James George

26.6.1890

2 years

Croup

ARTY, Maria Minne

6.11.1891

7 years

Influenza

ASTILL, Clara Anastasia

20.4.1890

13 months

Dysentery

ATWILL, Nina Henrietta

28.8.1886

2 year

Heart disease

ATWILL, Raymond Wilfred

5.7.1891

3 years

Cancer

 

 

 

 

BOWERING, William

18.6.1933

71 years

Heart failure

 

 

 

 

CAREY, Julia

17.1.1885

32 years

Cardiac failure

COLEMAN, Mabel

13.5.1893

4 months

Natural causes

CROSBY, James

18.1.1896

?

Unknown

 

 

 

 

DAY, George

27.1.1887

35 years

Perished in bush

DEANS, Osbert Donald

11.9.1883

8 years

Typhoid fever

DUNNE, David Patrick

22.7.1887

5 months

Double pneumonia

 

 

 

 

EADE, Lachlan Valentine

15.1.1884

11 months

Diarrhoea

 

 

 

 

FANNING, Michael

21.1.1896

55 years

Unknown

FISHER, Flora Belle

7.1.1890

10 months

Teething & convulsions

FORD, Ethel Francis

25.11.1886

1 year

Dysentery

FRANCIS, Henry George

11.3.1902

4 years

Enteritis

 

 

 

 

GAFFNEY, Cecilia Anastasia

29.6.1891

20 months

Natural causes

GAFFNEY, Cecily Violet

19.4.1887

1 year

Congestion

GARITY, Annie Victoria

28.10.1901

4 years

Gastroenteritis

GOODE, Ruby Jean

4.8.1891

2 years

Gastroenteritis

GOVERNOR, Eliza

19.9.1908

50 years

Cancer

GREEN, John Robert

22.1.1885

22 years

Broken leg/blood loss

GROVES, Mary

28.3.1888

25 years

Diabetes

GROVES, Mary

28.3.1889

25 years

Unknown

 

 

 

 

HAGAR, Thomas

28.3.1907

60 years

Natural causes

HAMBLIN, Elizabeth

6.7.1890

34 years

Heart disease

HARRISON, Robert Burnip

16.3.1917

34 years

Unknown

HEENEY, Mark

5.9.1890

30 years

Natural causes

HOLMES, Emily Margaret

5.1.1885

4 years

Typhoid fever

HOWES, Robert Henry

19.12.1910

53 years

Throat cancer

HUDSON, William Edward

24.3.1893

6days

Premature birth

 

 

 

 

JAMES, Charles William

26.9.1887

36 years

Natural causes

JAMESON, Patrick James

20.9.1899

59 years

Chronic cystitis

JOHNSTON, Eva Adelaide

15.5.1890

13 months

Croup

JONES, John George

2.2.1894

32 years

Drowned

 

 

 

 

KABLE, Minnie Madeline

13.6.1890

2 years

Croup

KELLY, Mary

28.2.1889

?

Unknown

 

 

 

 

LANGBEIN, Marion

16.7.1889

4 years

Bronchitis

LONG, Matthew

1.5.1893

65 years

Inflammation of lungs

 

 

 

 

MACLACHLAN, Lachlan

12.10.1919

33 years

Broken neck

MAY, Alice

11.10.1890

3 years

Accident – boiling water

MATTHEWS, Cecilia Mary

8.1.1892

7 months

Teething

McKENNA, Eliza Margaret

18.6.1895

19 years

Unknown

McKENNA, Sabina Ann

4.9.1884

15 years

Unknown

McLARIN, Elizabeth

1.3.1886

?

Unknown

McNABB, Mabel Stella

9.12.1887

7 months

Convulsions

MEREDITH, George

24.12.1913

74 years

Throat disease

MERIDITH, John

24.3.1905

4 years

Convulsions

MILLER, Edith

13.6.1888

2 days

Convulsions

MOCK, Dorothy Olive

15.3.1901

10 months

Gastroenteritis

MYERS, Baby

19.5.1907

24 hours

Premature birth

 

 

 

 

O’DWYER, Annie

20.9.1896

16 years

Unknown

O’GRADY, Catherine

12.10.1907

40 years

Heart Failure

 

 

 

 

PIKEN, Alfred Ernest

16.1.1902

9 days

Convulsions

PRATTON, Isaac

12.7.1887

?

Dysentery

PRINCE, Herbert Joseph

13.2.1893

2 years

Teething

 

 

 

 

REES, Ethel Eva

24.1.1886

1 year

Brian congestion

REID, Elizabeth

27.7.1921

74 years

Unknown

RUTHERFORD, Keith C

4.11.1899

4 months

Unknown

RYAN, Etheldna

18.4.1887

23 years

Died in childbirth

RYAN, William

3.1.1885

13 months

Congestion of brain

 

 

 

 

SHEPHERD, Frederick B

23.4.1892

47 years

Buggy accident

SLOEY, Peter

16.8.1913

63 years

Apaplexy

SMITH, David William

28.11.1903

4 months

Bowel inflammation

SMITH, Emma Jane

6.1.1885

5 months

Convulsions

SUTHERLAND, Mary

9.5.1910

76 years

Cancer

 

 

 

 

TULLY, Emma Jane

22.2.1889

9 weeks

Natural causes

TULLY, Martha Bridget

3.5.1890

3 years

Croup

TULLY, Patrick

31.10.1891

53 years

Influenza

 

 

 

 

WEBSTER, George Robert E

27.2.1887

3 weeks

Convulsions

WHITNEY, Robert Sidney

1.10.1907

39 years

Apoplexy

WILLIAMS, Edward James

26.6.1888

11 months

 Dentition

WILSON, Francis

17.5.1882

Adult

Typhoid fever

WILSON, Harold Geoffrey

17.9.1906

1 years

Bowel inflammation

WILSON, Rosamond Violet

5.3.1885

8 months

Teething & convulsions

WONDERLICH, Mary Martha

3.6.1916

68 years

Bronchitis

WRIGHT, William

5.4.1893

55 years

Fall from horse

 

 

 

 

GRAVES WITH HEADSTONES

 

The following people have graves marked with headstones in this cemetery

 

Clara Anastasia Astill

16.3.1889 – 20.4.1890

Hilda Henrietta Attwill

30.5.1884 – 28.8.1886

James Crosby

Born Essex, England  Died 18.1.1896

Michael Fanning

Born Ireland  Died Byrock 21.1.1896  Aged 55 years

Harold Geoffrey

19.6.1905  -  17.9.1906

John Robert Green

Accidentally killed 22.1.1885  Aged 22

Mary Groves

23.12.1863  -  28.3.1889

Robert Burnip Harrison

Died 16.3.1917  Aged 34 years

Mary Kelly

Died 28.2.1889

Eliza Margaret McKenna

Died 18.6.1895  Aged 19 years

Sabina Ann McKenna

Died 4.9.1884  Aged 15 years

Lachlan Maclachlan, MM

Accidentally killed 12.10.1919  Aged 33

Elizabeth McLarin

Died 1.3.1886

Annie O’Dwyer

Died 20.9.1896  Aged 16 years

Elizabeth Reid

Died 27.7.1921  Aged 74 years

Keith C Rutherford

Died ‘Wilga Downs’ 4.11.1899  4 months

Mary Sutherland

Died 9.5.1910  Aged 76 years

William Wright

Accidently killed 6.4.1893  Aged 36

 

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