Charters Towers Cemetery Listings


Charters Towers is inland from Townsville, west and south, and on the main route across to Mt. Isa. It is a picturesque town, with many buildings still as they were in the days of the gold rush, although today the mines are much farther out of town, and the area is probably better known for cattle and for the annual Country and Western festival.

In its mining hey-day it was the largest town in Northern Queensland, and very conscious of the fact, so much so that its inhabitants fondly called it 'The World'. This name is proudly displayed above the town even today.

The pioneer cemetery is on the SE side of town, a brown slab of pebbly ground the size of a large football field. Many of the interments here were deaths occurring in the mines of the day. The newer (and current) cemetery is on the road to The Lynd, on the north side of town.

It should be noted here that while we completed the Pioneer cemetery records alone, the major part of the new cemetery listings are the dedicated work of Cherylle Hamilton, June Norman and Lynn Wallis. It is their wonderfully presented booklet that has been used for base data in this case, along with our own.
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    Surname: Easterbruck 
First names: John 
       Born: 1865                       At:
       Died: 23 Jan 1893                At:
        Age: 28                     Buried: Pioneer cemetery
   Comments:

  Surname: Eddy First names: Matthew Born: 1843 At: Died: 20 Nov 1882 At: Killed at Peabody Mine Age: 39 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Husband of Mary Trickett.

  Surname: Eddy First names: M.V.F. Born: Dec 1882 At: Died: 29 Apr 1883 At: Age: 5 months Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Daughter of Eddy and Mary Eddy (Trickett).

  Surname: Edwards First names: Elizabeth Born: 1835 At: Died: 12 Dec 1890 At: Age: 55 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Wife of Thomas Edwards. 'dearest mother'.

  Surname: Egan First names: Stephen Born: 1819 At: Died: Jan 1889 At: Age: 70 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Ehrhard (Ehrhardt) First names: Charles Born: 1838 At: near Breslau, Germany Died: 3 Mar 1870 At: Milchester Age: 32 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Ellis First names: Charles Born: 1827 At: Died: 17 Nov 1886 At: Age: 59 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Father of Mary Grace Ellis. Husband of Hannah Ellis.

  Surname: Ellis First names: Mary Grace Born: 1863 At: Died: 8 Feb 1883 At: Age: 20 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Daughter of John and Hannah Ellis.

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