Pioneer Cemetery, Tullah

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I don’t seem to be able to find out much about this cemetery, other than it exists and there are 3 headstones remaining (shown in above photo, really, and individually below). Some photos of the cemetery when the ground was cleared.

It seems to have been opened or transferred to council control in 1908, with a caretaker appointed the following year. A short newspaper story saysHugh Crompton, aged 12 years was buried at Tullah on 2 March 1907. Although it might not have been on this site or the location is wrong. In 1908, John Price was buried in Catholic section. No doubt the cemetery area was bigger than the space occupied by the three extant headstones.

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Entrance to cemetery

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IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DARLING
ELLA ELDEST DAUGHTER
OF T.H. & C.L. BYNON
DIED 25TH OCT. 1920
AGED 6 YEARS.
3 MONTHS
Diptheria Outbreak: Two Fatal Cases at Tullah

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In Loving Memory of
GORDON
BELOVED HUSBAND OF ALICE EUSTACE
ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED SEPT 10TH 1930
AGE 33 YEARS
Coroner’s Inquiry
Funeral

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RICHARD SHUTTLEWORTH
3.1.1878 ~ 4.2.1937

Funeral Notice

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Some other burials, that no longer have headstones are:

Mrs H. Taylor, buried 23 June 1910

Twin son of Mr & Mrs Gabbedy, aged 4 weeks, died 2 June 1912

Kerry John Lawler, third son of Mr & Mrs J Lawler, buried 16 August 1938

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These posts seem to be the remains of a fence.

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