Bowen

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E 14813.987
Bowen is about 180 km north of Mackay, on the first harbour after the Whitsunday Islands. As with most other coastal towns, it was the port that gave it initial importance, plus the access to the hinterland, and was originally known as Port Denison.

About 80 km inland is the coal mining town of Collinsville, which has a rail line to the loadout terminal at Abbots Point, just north of Bowen. The area is also known for the extensive vegetable and melon farms.
Not all headstones are included in this listing, for the cemetery is quite a large one. Updates will be made when the formatting of the main file is complete, and when more readings are taken.


Collected and collated by Alan Wagener
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  Surname: Lale First names: Albert Richmond Born: 20 Nov 1882 At: Died: 10 Jan 1883 At: Age: 6 weeks Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Infant son of Eliza and William Lale.

  Surname: Lale First names: Eliza Born: ca 1854 At: Died: 14 Jan 1885 At: Age: 31 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Wife of William Lale.

  Surname: Lale First names: Maud Winnifred Born: 28 Oct 1883 At: Died: 8 Mar 1884 At: Age: 5 months Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Daughter of Eliza and William Lale.

  Surname: Lale First names: William Victor Born: 15 Oct 1881 At: Died: 11 Feb 1882 At: Age: 14 weeks Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Infant son of Eliza and William Lale.

  Surname: Land First names: James Havelock Born: ca 1859 At: Died: 10 Dec 1929 At: Age: 70 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Husband of Sybell Julia Land. Father of Sydney James Land.

  Surname: Land First names: Leonard Joseph Born: Apr 1956 At: Died: 5 Oct 1957 At: Age: 18 months Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: 'son and brother'.

  Surname: Land First names: Sybell Julia Born: ca 1863 At: Died: 25 Apr 1950 At: Age: 87 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Wife of James Havelock Land. Mother of Sydney James Land.

  Surname: Land First names: Sydney James Born: At: Died: At: KIA Battle of Messines (WW2). Age: 87 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Son of Sybell Julia and James Havelock Land.

  Surname: Lascelles First names: Edward George Born: At: Died: 28 Jul 1938 At: Age: Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments:

  Surname: Lascelles First names: Geoffrey Edward Born: At: Died: 11 Jan 1911 At: Age: Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments:

  Surname: Lascelles First names: George Murray Born: ca Jul 1893 At: Died: 1 Jan 1893 At: Age: 6 months Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments:

  Surname: Layton First names: E.T. Born: ca 1882 At: Died: 18 May 1954 At: Age: 72 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments:

  Surname: Lederhose First names: Hilda Born: ca 1883 At: Died: 25 Jan 1920 At: Age: 37 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: 'husband and daughter'.

  Surname: Leet First names: Elizabeth Born: ca 1842 At: Died: 11 Oct 1893 At: Age: 51 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Wife of Mark Leet.

  Surname: Leet First names: Mark Born: At: Died: 26 Jan 1881 At: Age: Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Husband of Elizabeth Leet.

  Surname: Linneweber First names: Mary Born: ca 1891 At: Died: 29 Jan 1958 At: Age: 67 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: 'our dear aunt'.

  Surname: Lloyd First names: George J. Born: ca 1896 At: Died: 17 Aug 1957 At: Age: 61 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments:

  Surname: Lott First names: Amelia Rose Born: 30 Oct 1880 At: Bowen, QLD Died: 26 Dec 1966 At: Bowen, QLD Age: 26 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments:

  Surname: Lott First names: Edith Born: 4 Mar 1870 At: Bowen, QLD Died: 27 Sep 1873 At: Bowen, QLD Age: 3 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Presumed daughter of William and Sarah Lott.

  Surname: Lott First names: Ernest William Born: 19 Sep 1866 At: Bowen, QLD Died: 6 Jul 1965 At: Bowen, QLD Age: 99 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments:

  Surname: Lott First names: Henry Bankhead Born: 29 Aug 1873 At: Bowen, QLD Died: 4 Apr 1946 At: Bowen, QLD Age: 73 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Husband of Janet Sutherland Lott.

  Surname: Lott First names: Janet Sutherland Born: 27 Jul 1865 At: Caithness, Parish of Wick, Scotland Died: 17 Oct 1948 At: Age: 83 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Wife of Henry Bankhead Lott.

  Surname: Lott First names: John English Born: 9 Mar 1862 At: Kensington, Geelong, VIC Died: 7 Nov 1949 At: Age: 87 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments:

  Surname: Lott First names: Sarah Ann Born: 10 Oct 1842 At: Adelaide, SA Died: 28 Oct 1912 At: 'Hindmarsh', Bowen, QLD Age: 70 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Wife of William Lott.

  Surname: Lott First names: Stephen Alfred Born: 24 Sep 1868 At: Bowen, QLD Died: 7 Aug 1962 At: Bowen, QLD Age: 94 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: With Mary Ann Pascoe.

  Surname: Lott First names: Thomas Girling Born: 2 Nov 1876 At: Died: 22 Oct 1877 At: Age: 1 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Presumed to be son of Sarah and William Lott.

  Surname: Lott First names: William Born: 26 Feb 1829 At: East Bergholt, Suffolk, England Died: 29 Sep 1916 At: 'Hindmarsh', Bowen, QLD Age: 87 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Husband of Sarah Ann Lott.

  Surname: Lumley-Hill First names: Maud Caroline Born: At: Died: 31 Dec 1955 At: Age: Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments:

  Surname: Lynch First names: Ellen Born: ca 1841 At: Co. Armargh, Ireland Died: 26 Sep 1907 At: Age: 66 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Wife of James Lynch.

  Surname: Lynch First names: James Born: ca 1832 At: Lurgan, Co. Armargh, Ireland Died: 9 Aug 1917 At: Age: 85 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Husband of Ellen Lynch.

  Surname: Lynch First names: Mary Annie Born: ca 1890 At: Died: 13 Jun 1968 At: Age: 78 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Wife of William Lynch.

  Surname: Lynch First names: Mildred Annie Born: Jun 1917 At: Died: 20 Mar 1924 At: Age: 6 years 9 months Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Daughter of Mary Annie Lynch and William Lynch.

  Surname: Lynch First names: William Born: ca 1878 At: Died: 25 Jun 1956 At: Age: 78 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Husband of Mary Annie Lynch.
SURNAMEFIRST NAMES DEATHDEATH PLACE AGE COMMENTS
MacInnesDonald John18998 Mar 187778Husband of Ethel Dorothy MacInnes.
MacInnesEthel Dorothy190630 Sep 198680Wife of Donald John MacInnes.
MacKenzieAlexander1835Ross Shire, Scotland16 Sep 190166
MacKenzieEdward William187019 Sep 193666'husband and our father'.
MacKenzieElizabeth187123 May 195685
MadgeNorman Spencer189719 Jan 191518Brother to Pearl Valetta Madge?
MadgePearl Valetta189326 Dec 191320Sister of Norman Spencer Madge?
MaltbyFred18807 Jun 196888Husband of Mary Ann Elizabeth Maltby.
Maltby.Mary Ann Elizabeth187928 Apr 196384Wife of Fred Maltby.
MarchAnn GertrudeAug 187018 Apr 18721age 1 yr 8 mnths. Daughter of William and Elizaberth March.
MarchFrederic William RoskinAug 186917 Apr 18722age 2 yrs 8 mnths. Son of William and Elizabeth March.
MarshallJohn Augustus188122 Jan 190726
MartinBridget1884195672Wife of Joseph Martin
MartinJoseph1879195071Husband of Bridget Martin
MartinTerence1918195133
McAllisterA.18586 Jan 194385Wife of J.B. McAllister.
McAllisterJ.B.186016 Jun 192666Husband of A. McAllister.
McArthurAngusApr 187521 Jul 1875age 3 mnths.
McArthurJohn Horatio18605 May 188525with Angus McArthur.
McCaneMervyn Edward19356 Mar 1956Accidentally killed21
McDonaldAlice Lucy18722 Dec 192553Wife of Donald Archibald McDonald
McDonaldDonald180622 Jun 189084Father of Annie Clark Nicolson.
McDonaldDonald Archibald187317 Jan 192754Husband of Alice Lucy McDonald
McDonaldMary4 May 1959101Daughter of James & Agnes Gordon
McDonaldMary18584 May 1959101Daughter of James & Agnes Gordon
McGintyRev. William27 Nov 1871Brother Charles
McGintyRev. William181927 Nov 187152Erected by brother Charles.
McKeeCharlotte Mary18852 Oct 193550Wife of David John McKee.
McKeeDavid John188410 Nov 194864Husband of Charlotte Mary McKee.
McLeanRoss18553 Nov 192873
McLennanKenneth Craig196213 Jun 194482
McMahonJames Ray190618 Apr 199286Husband of Phyllis Cecilia McMahon.
McMahonPhyllis Cecilia2 Apr 1985Wife of James Ray McMahon.
McWhirtJames183213 Aug 189664Husband of Susan McWhirt. 'our dear parents'.
McWhirtMary Elizabeth18729 Mar 196593Wife of Thomas James McWhirt. 'erected by sons and daughter.
McWhirtSusan184016 Sep 191171Wife of James McWhirt. 'our dear parents'.
McWhirtThomas James187213 May 194876Husband of Mary Elizabeth McWhirt. Presumed to be son of James and Susan McWhirt. 'erected by sons and daughter'.
MichaelCharles Frederick LaleDec 1886Aug 1888age 1 yr 8 mnths. Inf son of Charles and Annie Michael.
MichaelCyril188910 Apr 194960
MichaelHelen19171 May 193518
MillerCatherine Donald19 Oct 1870Alva, Stirlingshire, England17 Jan 192252Mother of Euphemia Borghero (daughter).
MillerDonald22 Mar 1842Dorery, Caithness, Scotland24 Nov 1924Bowen, QLD82
MillerJames Hall Scott188119 May 191534Erected by his father, D. Miller.
MillerJessie18441 Jan 186622Wife of Donald Miller
MillerJessie A.188220 Feb 196280Wife of Robert Wallace Miller.
MillerJohanna17 Oct 1835Reiss, par. of Wick, Caithness, Scotland15 Jul 1920Kensington, Bowen, QLD85Wife of William Miller
MillerRobert Wallace187830 Nov 194365Husband of Jessie A. Miller.
MillierWilliam182312 Sep 188966
MooreArthur Benjamin12 Aug 1888London, England18 Jun 195264
MortimerRichard Charles EdwardOct 191517 Nov 1915Age 3 weeks. Son of R.C. and I. Mortimer.
MullerFrederick Charles18736 Sep 194471Husband of Theresa Muller
MullerTheresa187514 Oct 1945Bowen70Wife of Frederick Joseph Muller.
MylesFrederick HenryBowen12 Jul 1908Bowen
MylesSelina EvalineGrant, VIC13 Aug 1912Bowen

  Surname: Neale First names: Annie Born: ca 1853 At: Died: 31 Jan 1936 At: Age: 72 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Spouse of Anne Neale

  Surname: Neale First names: George Henry Born: ca 1857 At: Cern Abbes, Dorsetshire. Died: 11 Mar 1900 At: Age: 43 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Spouse of Anne Neale

  Surname: Neale First names: George Henry Born: ca 1887 At: Died: 3 Feb 1900 At: Age: 13 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: Son of G.H. & Anne Neale
Nina Shereston sent us this snippet, which she reports as having been drawn from the booklet 'The Merinda Story' released to commerorate the 90th anniversary of the Merinda State School.

Record NTH Qld. Floods - March, 1946

"Lives and Property lost when Don River bursts banks"

The worst floods ever known in North Queensland occurred on Sunday night 3rd March, 1946, when torrential rain downpours resulted from cyclone conditions causing rivers to overflow banks and the country was literally a sea of water from North Townsville to Mckay.The Don River and Euri creeks were raging torrents resulting in the loss of four lives and Merinda Police Station washed away at Merinda.

"Tragedy near Merinda"

What is known as 'Little Sandy Gully', between Don Delta and Merinda, proved one of the main channels for the flood waters, and it was in this vicinity that four lives were lost. The home of Robert Disney Ness, a widower aged 68, stood in the area, and at the time he resided there with six of his children. The family were in the house at 10.00p.m on Sunday night, when the waters commenced to rise about the house.

They climbed onto the furniture, but soon the doors were forced by the water and a wall was washed out - one of the children, George Alexander Ness, aged 12, being swepted away and lost. The house soon started to collapse and after being caught against the ceiling, the remainder of the family reached the roof, but that also became submerged and the twin sons, Donald Disney Ness and Colin Stewart Ness, aged 11 were lost.

Christina Ness aged 18, held her father and as the flood waters rose they were carried 2 miles by the waters, during which Mr Ness was lost, and Christine, Thomas and Ronald, the only survivers of this tragic occurrence found shelter in trees until morning. They are now in the care of Sergeant and Mrs. Elstob with whom their sister Irene has resided for some time. Another of the family, Kenneth, is at present away in the services.

The bodies of George Ness, Donald and Colin Ness were recovered next moring by constable Power of Merinda and the Jensen family. The news of the tradgey came as a dreadful shock to the whole community, for the late Mr Ness was well known in the district, where he carried on farming for many years. The greatest sympathy will be extended to the orphaned children."

We can presume that Christine Bock is the sister mentioned.

  Surname: Ness First names: Alex Born: ca 1862 At: Died: 28 May 1902 At: Age: 40 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments:
  Surname: Ness First names: Colin S. Born: ca 1936 At: Died: 3 Mar 1946 At: Age: 10 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments:

  Surname: Ness First names: Donald D. Born: ca 1936 At: Died: 3 Mar 1946 At: Age: 10 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments:

  Surname: Ness First names: George A. Born: ca 1935 At: Died: 3 Mar 1946 At: Age: 11 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments:

  Surname: Ness First names: Robert Disney Born: ca 1878 At: Died: 3 Mar 1946 At: Age: 68 Buried: Bowen cemetery, QLD Comments: With Christina Mavis Brock.
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SURNAMEFIRST NAMES DEATHDEATH PLACE AGE COMMENTS
NewmanGustav18591 Jun 193475'dear father'
NicolsonAnnie Clark185512 Jul 191156Wife of John Nicolson. Daughter of Donald McDonald.
NicolsonJohn18 Apr 1931Husband of Annie Clark Nicolson (nee McDonald)
NorrisWalter Stephen1928198658'my husband, our Grandy'.

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