Banana

Pos S  24° 28'  0"
E 150° 02' 23"
These records are complete except for the couple that are indecipherable. Banana is a truck stop on the Biloela-Moura highway inland from Rockhampton, nowadays a useful refuelling point before turning south along the inland road towards the NSW border, a day's drive away. In earlier days it was also a staging post for settlers travelling north along much the same route, plus it became a local focus for the settlers in the lower Dawson River Valley.

Nowadays the cemeteries at Moura and Biloela are used instead of this small one, but the names shown are of some of the very early settlers. It is only a few hundred meters from the main township intersection, a small brown square on a low ridge shared with residences and an old car dump.

For those who wonder how Banana got its name, the following was offered by a local; 'There was an abbatoir in the area, and it was the practice to have a tame beast to lead the animals into the slaughtering pen as a 'Judas cow'. This particular cow was called Banana.' So now you know...
Actual headstone data; Cemetery data collected by Alan WagenerMouseover will give headstone pic file to ask for.
 Data from other sourcesAdditional data supplied by Betty Seth

  Surname: Ah Hongie Born: 1803 At: Died: 13 Aug 1890 At: Age: 87 Buried: Banana Comments:

  Surname: Akin née Sweeney First names: Annie Born: 1838 At: Died: 12 Jul 1927 At: Age: 89 Buried: Banana Comments: Presumed to be wife of Thomas Akin. Daughter of John & Rose Sweeney.

  Surname: Akin First names: Thomas Born: 1824 At: Died: 8 Jan 1894 At: Age: 70 Buried: Banana Comments: Presumed to be spouse of Annie Akin.

  Surname: Allen née Lamb First names: Elizabeth Born: 1863 At: Died: 21 Dec 1888 At: Age: 25 Buried: Banana Comments: Wife of John Allen. Daughter of George Lamb & Anne Hancock.

  Surname: Allen First names: John Born: 1886 At: Died: 3 Jun 1886 At: Age: 6 months Buried: Banana Comments: Infant son of John & Elizabeth Allen.

  Surname: Allen First names: William Born: Jan 1889 At: Died: 1 May 1889 At: Age: 4 months Buried: Banana Comments: Infant son of John & Elizabeth Allen.

  Surname: Armitage First names: John Born: 1844 At: Died: 24 Mar 1870 At: Age: 26 Buried: Banana Comments:

  Surname: Arnitt First names: Gladys F. Born: 1896 At: Died: 6 Sep 1896 At: Age: 3.5 months Buried: Banana Comments:

  Surname: Austin First names: Charles Henry Born: 1871 At: Died: 8 Feb 1908 At: Age: 37 Buried: Banana Comments: Son of Abel Austin & Sarah Taffrey.

  Surname: Baldwin First names: Stephen Born: 1823 At: Died: 9 Feb 1863 At: Age: 40 Buried: Banana Comments:

  Surname: Bennett née Cramp First names: Marianne. Born: 1834 At: Died: 12 Jul 1923 At: Age: 89 Buried: Banana Comments: Daughter of Walter Cramp. Presumed mother of Walter Bennett

  Surname: Bennett First names: Walter Born: 1869 At: Died: 7 Jul 1880 At: Age: 11 Buried: Banana Comments: Presumed son of Marianne Bennett.

  Surname: Berry First names: Herbert Arnold Born: 1863 At: Died: 14 Jul 1949 At: Age: 86 Buried: Banana Comments: Husband of Isabella Berry.

  Surname: Berry First names: Isabella Mary Born: 1869 At: Died: 25 Nov 1943 At: Age: 74 Buried: Banana Comments: Wife of Herbert Arnold Berry.

  Surname: Burke First names: Leslie Thomas Born: 1895 At: Died: 18 Dec 1895 At: Age: 9 months Buried: Banana Comments: Infant son of Thomas and Mary Burke.

  Surname: Clarke First names: Thomas Born: 1834 At: Died: 12 Nov 1890 At: Age: 56 Buried: Banana Comments: Husband of Elizabeth Clarke.

  Surname: Clarke First names: Elizabeth Born: 1835 At: Died: 14 Jul 1894 At: Age: 59 Buried: Banana Comments: Wife of Thomas Clarke.

  Surname: Cramp First names: Walter Born: 1810 At: Died: 12 Apr 1873 At: Age: 63 Buried: Banana Comments: Father of Marianne Bennett.

  Surname: Cue First names: Catherine Born: 1846 At: Died: 10 Jan 1902 At: Age: 56 Buried: Banana Comments: Father of Marianne Bennett.
Corrections kindly supplied by Glen Nelson.

  Surname: Daniells First names: Sydney Born: 1892 At: Died: 26 Oct 1912 At: Accidentally shot. Age: 20 yrs 7 months Buried: Banana Comments: 5th son of W + S.A. Daniells.

  Surname: Findlayson First names: John Born: 1833 At: Died: 5 Oct 1941 At: Age: 75 Buried: Banana Comments:

  Surname: Fitzpatrick First names: Robert Born: 1833 At: Died: 28 Oct 1870 At: Age: 37 Buried: Banana Comments: Wife + 1 child.

  Surname: Hale First names: Arthur Frederick Born: 1873 At: Died: 1970 At: Age: 97 Buried: Banana Comments: Husband of Margaret McLaren Hale.

  Surname: Hale First names: Margaret Theodosia Born: 1916 At: Died: 1970 At: Age: 54 Buried: Banana Comments: Daughter of Margaret + Arthur Hale.

  Surname: Hale First names: Margaret McLaren Born: 30 Jul 1885 At: Died: 6 Apr 1988 At: Age: 103 Buried: Banana Comments: Wife of Arthur Frederick Hale. Neé Sutherland.

  Surname: Hamilton First names: James Simpson Born: 1859 At: Died: 5 Mar 1915 At: Age: 54 Buried: Banana Comments: Age 54 yrs 10 mths.

  Surname: Homer First names: Grace Isabel Born: 1881 At: Died: 29 Jun 1923 At: Age: 42 Buried: Banana Comments: 'beloved wife'.

  Surname: Hutchison First names: Catherine Born: 1837 At: Died: 23 Sep 1888 At: Age: 51 Buried: Banana Comments:.

  Surname: Katzbach First names: Harry Born: 1887 At: Died: 26 Jun 1919 At: Age: 32 Buried: Banana Comments: Accidentally killed

  Surname: King First names: Elizabeth Born: 1839 At: Died: 17 Jul 1883 At: Age: 44 Buried: Banana Comments:

  Surname: Kingsbury First names: Joyce Emily Born: Dec 1921 At: Died: 21 Jan 1923 At: Age: Buried: Banana Comments: Age 1 yr 9 mnths

  Surname: Lyons First names: Daniel Born: 8 Mar 1880 At: Died: 18 Dec 1882 At: Age: 2 Buried: Banana Comments:

  Surname: Lyons First names: Mary Born: 25 May 1887 At: Died: 9 Jun 1887 At: Age: Buried: Banana Comments:

  Surname: Martin First names: David Born: 1837 At: Died: 14 Jul 1910 At: Age: 73 Buried: Banana Comments:

  Surname: McLaren First names: William Born: 1845 At: Died: 16 Nov 1931 At: Age: 86 Buried: Banana Comments: Of Kianga.

  Surname: Miller First names: John Born: 1841 At: Died: 8 Aug 1922 At: Age: 81 Buried: Banana Comments:

  Surname: Sutherland First names: Harold H.W. Born: 1890 At: Died: 15 Jul 1966 At: Age: 76 Buried: Banana Comments: Of Hildura. Husband of Frances Sutherland.

  Surname: Sutherland First names: James H. Born: 1881 At: Died: 17 Sep 1960 At: Age: 79 Buried: Banana Comments:

  Surname: Sutherland First names: John Born: 1839 At: Died: 21 Jun 1920 At: Age: 81 Buried: Banana Comments: Of Kianga.

  Surname: Sutherland First names: D.A.J. Born: 1888 At: Died: 22 Aug 1920 At: Age: 32 Buried: Banana Comments: Of Kianga.

  Surname: Sutherland First names: Frances M. Born: 1901 At: Died: 29 Mar 1967 At: Age: 66 Buried: Banana Comments: Of Hildura. Wife of Harold Sutherland.

  Surname: Sutherland First names: Hugh McDonald Born: 1879 At: Died: 4 May 1904 At: Age: 25 Buried: Banana Comments: Of Kianga.

  Surname: Sutherland First names: Hugh McDonald Born: 18 Jan 1925 At: Died: 6 Nov 1993 At: Age: 68 Buried: Biloela lawn cemetery Comments: Elder son of Harold and Frances Sutherland, late of 'Hildura', Monto, now laid to rest at Biloela lawn cemetery.

  Surname: Swain First names: Henry Born: 1866 At: Died: 22 Mar 1946 At: Age: 80 Buried: Banana Comments: Husband of Catherine Swain. 'Dear father'.

  Surname: Swain First names: Catherine Born: 1868 At: Died: 6 Jun 1919 At: Age: 51 Buried: Banana Comments: Wife of Henry Swain.

  Surname: Tanwan First names: Emma Born: 1819 At: Died: 12 Aug 1895 At: Age: 56 Buried: Banana Comments:

  Surname: Urquhart (Orouhart) First names: Catherine Born: 1913 At: Died: 22 Apr 1921 At: Age: 8 Buried: Banana Comments: Eldest daughter of Duncan and Janet Urquhart.

  Surname: Urquhart (Orouhart) First names: Andrew Born: 1815 At: Died: 28 Mar 1894 At: Age: 79 Buried: Banana Comments: Husband of Catherine Urquhart, Father of Duncan.

  Surname: Urquhart (Orouhart) First names: Catherine Born: 1818 At: Died: 4 Jan 1894 At: Age: 76 Buried: Banana Comments: Wife of Andrew Urquhart, mother of Duncan.

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