The Forgotten Cemetery, Ravenswood.

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Date: 22 Dec 2019 [unknown]
Location: Ravenswood, Queensland, Australiamap
Surnames/tags: Ravenswood Queensland Australia
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The Forgotten Cemetery.

The Forgotten Cemetery in Ravenswood was situated behind the Ravenswood School. It was discovered by "Carpentaria Gold" in 2017, during mine expansion work. The graves have been moved to the Ravenswood Cemetery. Nine Adults and Seven Children were moved. Twenty Five deaths are recorded in the Qld BMD 1871-2.

GPS Coordinates: 20°06'16.5"S 146°53'22.3"E (approximate)

The Forgotten Cemetery, Ravenswood. Deaths recorded in Ravenswood. 1870-1872.
Name. Died. Age. Notes.
John Wickey Stable24/12/187035Solicitor, struck by lightning on Christmas Eve after seeking shelter from a storm in a nearby house.
James Cusack11/01/187132 Publican, gastric fever. Parents, Patrick Cusack & Eliza O'Toole.
William Thomas Graham11/01/18712 brain fever. s/o William Graham and Bridget nee Hehir.
Henry John Cawkwell Harrison23/01/187145 exhaustion after remittal fever. Father, Henry Harrison.
Connor Dwyer23/01/187135 Miner, diseased liver.
Mary Anne Sot09/04/187136 inflammation of the stomach.
Mary Fitzemeyer27/04/18713 days debility after premature birth, d/o John Fitzemeyer and Elizabeth nee Leroyd.
Thomas Marryatt13/05/187135 Sailor, committed suicide.
James Dann14/05/187128 Sailor, died of asthma.
Catherine Jane Smollett28/05/18713 monthsdied from a general debility, d/o Andrew Robert Frazer Smollett and Martha Jane nee O'Neil. Martha d 1873, Qld. Andrew d 1885, Qld..two daus to Martha, dau & 3 sons to Margaret Graham, 2nd wife. There must be another cemetery nearby..rest of family not in Ravenswood Cemetery records except one infant in 1902.
Mary Seymour08/06/18718 daysdied after 12 hours of convulsions, d/o George Seymour & Mary nee Galvin.
Andrew Robert Trotter18/06/18713 months died after 4 days of fever, s/o John Trotter and Margaret nee Linklater.
Charles Jervis15/07/187157 Cook, acute pneumonia.
Elizabeth Ann Walker19/07/187135 died after 10 hours in childbirth.
John Adams20/07/187134 Miner, killed by accident.
Elizabeth Clarke15/08/187135 Domestic Servant, died after 4 weeks of acute gastritis.
James Manson18/09/18712 died after two days of convulsions, s/o Daniel Manson and Mary nee Cluskey.
William Henry Peters26/10/18714 months died of a fever, s/o Samuel Peters and Catherine nee Arnfield.
John Pritchard02/12/187140 Miner, died after one week of fever.
Hock Johnson26/01/187232 Publican, consumption.
Ole Olsen05/02/187231 Miner and Carter, natural causes.
George Chapman08/02/187240 Chemist, paralysis of the lungs.
Thomas Benjamin Chad22/03/187212 months died from convulsions over 12 hours.
Edward Jones14/04/187227 chronic dysentery.
Thomas Jones24/06/187240 Miner, inflammation of the bowels.

Research Notes

  • Most of the adults have been searched in Qld BMD. Most have parents unlisted.
  • All profiles created, no parents or relatives added yet. children's research for their profiles is finished. Urquhart-93 03:59, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

See Also:


  • Margaret Cook, Narelle Hancock and Ray Holyoak who researched the lost cemetery.
  • Pixabay for free Images.
  • Becky Troth for helping me with the Tables, when I was stuck.


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