This is part of the Australian Cemeteries Project.
Beechworth is situated a short distance south of Albury/Wodonga, in Victoria, Australia. Links to WikiTree profiles are provided (where known). If you know of any others that can be linked to please contact Paul Bech to have the link added. If you require a photo of a gravestone listed and there is no profile on WikiTree, please create a profile (WIkiTree is entirely free) and contact Paul Bech and one will be added to the new profile. WikiTree is a collaborative effort, so it is little to ask that you add a profile for a person that has not already been added. If you have found a profile then please consider helping others by adding the details of another profile to WikiTree that has not already been added.
Location and Map
This project is to document the life and times of the people interred in Beechworth Cemetery. Project members are needed to assist in the research and adding profiles and information to profiles.
- Completed on the Apr 2020
Graves of Interest
- Donald Brown: He was the brother of John Brown, personal attendant of Queen Victoria. Donald and his wife travelled back to great Britain were they were also employed at the Isle of Wight and Buckingham Palace. They received many gifts from Queen Victoria and were eventually given a pension from the Queen's own purse.
- John Drummond: He was a veteran of the battle of Watterloo.
- Annie Jean Macnamara DBE: Dame Jean spent most of her life fighting polio, particularly among children, and was responsible also for the introduction of myxomatosis to Australia in 1950 to control rabbit overpopulation. In recognition of her contribution to her work and research, a Canberra suburb was named in her honour. In 2018, the federal division of Melbourne Ports was renamed Macnamara for similar reasons. Although Jean took Ivan's surname in marriage, she also continued to use her own name. Made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the King's Birthday List (June 1935) as "Dr. Jean Connor"
- Elizabeth Rothery: Elizabeth was baptised in Cumberland on 13 December 1882. She was a nurse with the AIF. She saw extensive service in Australia, India and England, as well as on hospital ships. While on leave she visited her home town of Beechworth where she died from Appendicitis and Peritonitis. She was given a military funeral at Beechworth cemetery.