Australian Cemeteries Index
Headstones in this cemetery date from 1876 to the present day. We found the grounds in excellent condition, despite the drought conditions, with grass cut and trimmed and the graves all well tended which is a credit to those responsible for its maintenance. There was only one fallen stone (still intact and able to be remounted) and no signs of vandalism, although several of the older monuments were rather difficult to decipher.
How to find it
Cassilis is a small village just off the Golden Highway between Merriwa and Dunedoo. After turning into Cassilis Road from the highway, it is 2 km to the village centre. Just past the old Royal Hotel in Buccleuch Street, the Catholic Church of St Joseph will be seen on the right hand side near the intersection with Llangollen Road (Scott Street). The cemetery is located on the slope behind the church.
Cassilis is within the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. Enquiries should be directed to the Diocesan Office, 841 Hunter Street, Newcastle West (PO Box 780, Newcastle 2300); phone 4979 1100