How do I find a grave in Queensland Australia?

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Harry Pond b. Nov 1859 in Blakeney Norfolk England. Died on 3 Nov 1933 in Queensland Australia.

I found a site where you could look at lists of graves in different parts of Australia, but no luck with Harry.

I am also looking for the death date of his wife Mary Alice Hortense Pond. I have found  several recorded for Mary Alices but none with DOB recorded to prove that it was this particular one. She was born in Hindolveston in Norfolk England in 1857. She does not appear in Australian records.
WikiTree profile: Harry Pond
in Genealogy Help by Sal Davies G2G4 (4.7k points)

3 Answers

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Find My Past,Queensland deaths 1829-1964

Died Nov 3 1933  Queensland, Father William Starling,Mother Sarah Howard.

If He immigrated as a prisoner,And finally he is exonerated,people were

allowed too change there names.
by Wayne Morgan G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Thanks Wayne. I thought at first that he may have been sent off to Australia as a prisoner, but then I discovered that he left the UK as 4th mate on the SS Origaba  in 1888 (or did prisoners work on the boats that took them to Australia? That I don't know). From then on he seemed to work as crew  mainly  between Brisbane and Sydney on various boats and he retained his own name and his death was registered in Sydney under his own name and the registration number BO22477 (obtained from Ancestry).
convict transportation ceased in 1848, Sal.
Many thanks for that Kenneth, useful to know.
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QLD BDM 1933 B22477 Harry Pond (F=William Starling, M=Sarah Howard)  seems to indicate from the B number he died in Brisbane.
by Jeanne Pepper G2G6 (7.6k points)
Thanks so much Jeanne. I didn't realise that.
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He may have died in the Brisbane Registration District, but does not appear to be buried within the Brisbane City Council area under the name Pond.

Of course he may have been cremated.

A search of trove does not turn up a newspaper death notice

Purchasing the death certificate should tell you where he was buried or at least give you a finer grained area to search.
by Mark Dorney G2G6 Mach 6 (65.8k points)
Many thanks for the links Mark, I didn't think of cremation, so I have just Googled it and I find that the first crematorium in Brisbane (and Queensland) only opened in 1934, whereas Harry died in 1933. Thanks for the tip re the death certificate.

P.S newspaper articles following your link: found evidence of Harry Pond being fined or cautioned on several occasions for being drunk . . . !

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