COWELL: Archive

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Cowell is on the South coast of South Australia's Eyre Peninsula, right on the coast a long way from those hardy souls travelling over to Western Australia, unless they made a mistake and took the route via Whyalla instead of the more direct one.

In some ways Cowell is a sleepy fishing village still living in the 1980's, but recent mining developments have lifted the profile of the place as new companies look to ship iron ore from the same coast.

There is also a significant coastal fishery, where a lot of shore-side annd open water fish farming has been developed. If you're looking for trees, your soul will curdle in this part of South Australia, but if you like the coast and freedom to explore little coves and lonely beaches, rejoice!

The cemetery is on the main road immediately west of the town centre.

We have now gone to a live on-line database called MOP ('Myra's Other Place') and the records listed below are steadily being copied over. Once a record is there a green tick will show alongside the entry. The MOP database has a lot more than just cemetery records and is worth checking out here where you can log in as Guest password guest.

Collected and collated by Alan Wagener

Actual headstone data;  Data from other sources;
  Data has been transferred to MOP


Obviously there are lots more entries but they are in MOP!

  Surname: Tilly First names: John Born: Oct 1853 At: Died: 14 May 1914 At: Age: 60 Buried: Cowell cemetery, SA Comments: Spouse of Margaret Tilly.

  Surname: Tilly First names: Margaret Born: ca 1855 At: Died: 10 Aug 1937 At: Age: 82 Buried: Beaufort cemetery, SA Comments: Wife of John Tilly.