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Mareeba Shire, Queensland, Australia
Submitted by Leighann Mansfield, Apr 13, 2008, last edited Apr 17, 2008 [email@example.com]. Total records = 4.
To locate the Mungana Cemetery one must make a left hand turn off the Burke Development Road 15km past Chillagoe at the Mungana Aboriginal cave paintings, about 50m prior to reaching the cave paintings turn right and follow the road approximately 800m and this leads directly to the cemetery.
Mungana, once called Girofla, is a deserted mining town located approximately 17km north west of Chillagoe in far north Queensland. The post office closed about 1960, and very little remains at this location today.
In the cemetery there are various graves evidenced by fences and tin markers but these are illegible. There are only these four headstones remaining.
The Mungana Cemetery is owned and maintained by the Mareeba Shire Council.
I have transcribed this list from the visable headstones found when I walked the cemetery in early December 2007. I have photos of these individual graves.
- Leighann Mansfield
Brady, Beatrice Vera, d. 31/03/1904, age: 2y 8mo
Brady, John, d. 26/03/1914, age: 46yr, "Beloved husband of M.I. Brady"
Squair, Catherine Mary, d. 21/12/1908, age: 2y 8mo
Stewart, Sarah, d. 31/12/1912, age: 67yr, "Beloved wife of Thomas Stewart"
Deaths & Obituary Notices: Newspapers 1690-Present