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Tumbulgum Cemetery
Northern Rivers Region, New South Wales, Australia

Contributed by Joy Byrne, Jun 21, 2000, last edited Oct 13, 2004, last edited Feb 15, 2008 [jby53388@bigpond.net.au]. Total records = 111.

To reach the cemetery, exit the Pacific highway, about 16km south of Tweed Heads, or about 13 km, north of Murwillumbah, travel 3km, & turn right to cross the river, and right again, twice, to follow the river bank south.

This historic cemetery was rescued from the enveloping rain forest in 1993. Original rain forest species were replanted, including the Bird Wing vine, necessary in the breeding cycle of the endangered Richmond River Bird Wing butterfly.

The team also built access paths, seats and rest areas. The information for the above summary, and the list that follows, were supplied in May, 1998, by the Tweed Shire Council, for records between 1883-1947.
- Joy Byrne

Baker, Charles, d. 3-4-1892, aged 38, labourer, b. Buckingham, England
Baker, Eliza, d. 22-3-1902, aged 66, widow, b. London, England
Baker, William, d. 6-6-1901, aged 69, farmer, b. Bristol England
Boardman, John Albert, d. 13-5-1888, aged 3, b. Nerang Cr, Q'l'd
Booth, Arthur, d. 12-3-1907, aged 12hrs, b. Tumbulgum, NSW
Booth, George, d. 16-4-1906, aged 18hrs, b. Tumbulgum, NSW
Boyd, Mary, d. 9-1-1872, aged 39, b. Sydney, NSW
Brand, Charles William, d. 10-12-1891, aged 15 mths, b. Coonbalah
Brown, Sydney Robert, d. 18-8-1896, aged 6wks, b. Tumbulgum, NSW
Burke, Stephen, d. 21-6-1887, aged 26, Labourer, b. Ireland
Cameron, Christina, d. 17-5-1870, aged 8days, b. Tweed River
Campbell, Euphemia, d. 17-1-1907, aged 34, b. Newcastle, England
Cashin, Kenneth, d. 27-4-1879, aged 7mths, b. Tweed Junction, NSW
Chappell, Martha, d. 5-4-1903, aged 81, widow, b. Nottingham, England
Clancy, Michael, d. 22-1-1889, aged 48, road constructor, b. County Clare, Ireland
Cochrane, William Butler, d. 12-2-1885, aged 34, store keeper, b. Dundee, Scotland
Cook, John Murray, d. 11-9-1885, aged 63, b. Ireland
Coolo, David, d. 30-1-1896, aged 40, labourer, b. South Sea Islands
Curry, Maggie, d. 10-8-1903, aged 6 mths, b. Tumbulgum, NSW
Dearbarg, Sydney Charles, d. 14-12-1893, aged 1, b. Tumbulgum, NSW
Dinsey, Elizabeth, d. 25-2-1884, aged 65, widow, b. England
Doig, Henry, d. 13-8-1875, aged 42, boat builder, b. Scotland
Evens, Jemima Bruce, d. 3-7-1901, aged 33, b. Spalling, England
Fanning, Margaret Agnes, d. 24-9-1895, aged 42, b. Campbelltown, NSW
Finn, Thomas Ambrose, d. 20-1-1899, aged 3yrs 8mths, b. Dunbibie
Fletcher, Harry, d. 25-5-1890, aged 10hrs, b. Tumbulgum, NSW
Forder, Elizabeth, d. 29-9-1893, aged 72, b. Middlesex, England
Forder, Elizabeth, d. 28-9-1894, aged 72,
Gilbert, George, d. 21-1-1904, aged 45, labourer, b. Hayle, Cornwall, England
Graham, William, d. 17-10-1905, aged 60, labourer, b. Providence Is, West Indies
Gray, Beatrice, d. 8-8-1871, aged 6 days, b. Tweed River, NSW
Gray, Charles Joseph, d. 5-6-1879, aged 45, farmer, b. England
Gray, Thomas, d. 6-4-1899, aged 90, farmer, b. Wattham Abbey, England
Hamilton, Mabel, d. 22-2-1891, aged 5mths, b. Sydney, NSW
Hanley, Timothy, d. 12-11-1905, aged 34, labourer, b. Tipperary, Ireland
Hawkins, Herbert Henry, d. 24-2-1887, carpenter, b. Ireland
Higgins, Harry, d. 19-8-1900, aged 5 days,
Hildridge, George, d. 26-5-1888, aged 19, labourer, b. Ireland
Homes, Johnathon, d. 25-12-1882, aged 40, engineer, b. England
Housman, Sophia, d. 1-1-1903, aged 64, b. Carrington, Nth England
Jamierson, Gertie Annie, d. 22-2-1905, aged 1 day, b. Bilambil, NSW
Johnston, Mary, d. 1-4-1888, aged 20 mins, b. Tumbulgum, NSW
Jones, John, d. 20-8-1881, aged 42, labourer
Law, Charles, d. 6-12-1902, aged 34
Liffo, Harry, d. 20-3-1904, aged 60, labourer, b. Loffo Is, South Seas
Logan, Alexander, d. 15-9-1888, aged 58, storekeeper, b. 1829 Lachine, Canada
Logan, Christina Sarah, d. 12-4-1877, aged 2yrs 7mths, b. Tweed Junction, NSW
Logan, Eliza (Collins), d. 23 Aug 1911, b. 26 Aug 1835, Feltham, Middlesex, U.K.
Marshal, Jeanie, d. 2-1-1888, aged 61, widow, b. Paisley, Scotland
Martin, Alfred B, d. 25-12-1882, aged 24, surveyor
McGilvray, Alexander, d. 2-10-1902, aged 51, farmer, b. Aberdeen, Scotland
McGilvray, John, d. 12-5-1881, aged 2yrs 8mths, b. Tweed River
McGilvray, Neil, d. 20-1-1896, aged 1, b. Tumbulgum, NSW
McGilvray, Neil, d. 31-3-1898, aged 50, b. Inverness, Scotland
McKell, Charlotte Elizabeth, d. 26-4-1891, aged 32, b. Hobart, Tasmania
McLeod, Christina, d. 4-8-1873, aged 1yr 8mths, b. Tweed River, NSW
McLeod, Donald, d. 15-2-1880, aged 65, farmer, b. Scotland
McLeod, Harry, d. 17-2-1886, aged 28, kanaka labourer, b. South Sea Islands
Michael, Michael, d. 14-11-1874, aged 1mth, b. Tweed River, NSW
Milm, Henry Robert, d. 17-3-1886, aged 24, labourer, b. England
Modder, Willie, d. 22-10-1903, kanaka labourer, b. Modder Is, South Seas
Moriarty, Patrick, d. 18-9-1880, aged 25, labourer, b. County Kerry, Ireland
Mumling, James, d. 26-2-1903, aged 50, kanaka labourer, b. South Sea Islands
Myers, Dorethea Cecilia, d. 30-8-1898, aged 3mths, b. Murwillumbah, NSW
Neilson, Andrew, d. 23-5-1894, aged 45, labourer, b. Tumbulgum, NSW
Nelson, Robert Thomas, d. 24-6-1902, aged 7mths, b. Tumbulgum, NSW
Nelson, William, d. 12-8-1902, aged 53. roads maintenance man, b. Kuma, NSW
North, Henry Thomas, d. 15-11-1902, aged 37, b. England
Ogilvie, David, d. 20-12-1877, aged 41, ship carpenter, b. Fanfanchine, Scotland
Osborne, Joseph, d. 11-8-1870, aged 36, farmer, b. Somerset, England
Page, Gerald Roy, d. 30-1-1900, aged 5yrs 6mths, b. Tumbulgum, NSW
Page, James Guy, d. 4-7-1905, aged 77, Store Keeper, b. London England
Page, William, d. 19-12-1902, aged 36, farmer, b. Cleveland, Q'l'd
Parker, Emily, d. 15-4-1899, aged 7, b. Stott's Ck, NSW
Pohls, Detlef, d. 24-2-1904, aged 58, labourer, b. Germany
Poole, Joseph, d. 27-7-1892, aged 26, farmer, b. Cambridgeshire, England
Poole, Josephine, d. 12-3-1893, aged 7wks, b. Tumbulgum, NSW
Prewitt, Edith Graham, d. 7-12-1902, aged 14 wks, b. Southport, Q'l'd
Pringle, James, d. 9-8-1890, aged 53, farmer, b. Selkirkshire, Scotland
Riley, Luke, d. 8-9-1888, aged 25, labourer, b. Clare, Ireland
Ritchie, John, d. 2-12-1900, aged 80, farmer, b. Montrose, Scotland
Ritchie, John, d. 7-2-1888, aged 25days, b. Tumbulgum, NSW
Ritchie, Mary, d. 7-7-1907, aged 79, b. Marlborough, Ireland
Rivers, John, d. 17-10-1901, aged 44, farmer, b. Heredfordshire, England
Roberts, Hilda Enid, d. 22-12-1894, aged 1mth, b. Tumbulgum, NSW
Roberts, Samuel, d. 14-10-1900, aged 52, maintenance man, b. Lancashire, England
Rush, Michael, d. 30-10-1883, aged abt 35, labourer, Ireland
Sievewright, Rosena, d. 2-1-1888, aged 3yrs 6mths, b. Fiji
Skinner, Clara Elizabeth, d. 8-10-1876, aged 10mths, b. Inglewood Farm, Tweed River
Skinner, Harold Edward, d. 14-12-1886, aged 3mths, b. Tweed River, NSW
Skinner, Henry William, d. 24-6-1889, aged 68days, b. Byangum, NSW
Skinner, Henry, d. 5-10-1895, aged 75, farmer, b. Sussex, England
Skinner, William, d. 16-3-1888, aged 5 weeks, b. Tweed River, NSW
Smith, John, d. 21-5-1883. aged 50, farmer
Smith, Patrick, d. 24-8-1871, aged 60, farmer, b. Dublin, Ireland
Stanley, Thomas, d. 25-12-1882, aged 25, labourer, b. Ireland
Stewart, John, d. 28-10-1886, labourer, b. Scotland
Straughair, William Robert, d. 8-8-1903, aged 38, farmer, b. Yakandanda, Vic
Sullivan, Richard Tresillian, d. 23-12-1891, aged 48, doctor L.R.C.P.E., b. Bandin Co Corke, Ireland
Tanna, Jack, d. 8-9-1890, aged 26, kanaka labourer, b. Tanna , South Seas
Thompson, Alexander, d. 28-10-1886, aged 32, labourer, b. Scotland
Trute, Ellen, d. 9-4-1884, aged 32, b. England
Turner, Jack, d. 24-4-1893, aged 4mths, b. Tumbulgum, NSW
Wacim, John, d. 7-7-1904, aged 15, labourer, b. Maloola, Q'l'd
Wallace, William, d. 2-1-1895, aged 35, labourer, b. Glasgow, Scotland
Warne, William, d. 29-8-1904, aged 69, farmer, Cornwall, England
Waugh, Elizabeth, d. 2-9-1893, aged 33, b. Tweed Heads, NSW
Waugh, Ellen, d. 26-12-1903, aged 76, pensioner, b. Cavan Ireland,
Waugh, Margaret, d. 22-7-1874, aged 14yr 2mths, b. Tweed River, NSW
Wonki, Mark, d. 27-4-1896, aged 30, labourer, South Sea Islands
Woods, Thomas, d. 28-1-1888, aged 27, labourer

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