Townsville has two quite large cemeteries. Both are under the pink granite mountain that overlooks the Strand, with the pioneer (Westend) one on the southern side, and the later, more extensive one next to the airport, on the NW side. The pioneer one was begun at about 1863, and there is an overlap time-wise with the larger one, which generally stated at about 1910.
Due to the vast size of the newer one, and because the families interred are represented in both, this listing shows an alphabet based jump-list as well as the already available SURNAMES index. Again due to the size of both places, the project will be on-going, and updates will dribble in whenever one of us has enough time in Townsville to make additional recordings. Townsville is about 400 km north of Mackay, some 4 hours drive away.
|Actual headstone data;||Data from other sources|
|Westend cemetery||TOP A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W - Z|
|Belgian Gardens cemetery||TOP A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X-Y-Z|
Surname: Back First names: Peder Christian Born: 1864 At: Died: 4 Aug 1943 At: Age: 79 Buried: Westend Pioneer cemetery Comments: Spouse of Rose Ellen Back.
Surname: Back First names: Rose Ellen Born: 1873 At: Died: 8 Jul 1952 At: Age: 79 Buried: Westend Pioneer cemetery Comments: Wife of Peder Christian Back.
Surname: Bailey First names: Dorothy Genealogy Born: 1914 At: Died: 24 Feb 1917 At: Age: 3 Buried: Townsville Pioneer cemetery Comments: Daughter of Jessie Elizabeth Bailey (presumed née Mathieson).
Surname: Bailey First names: Jessie Elizabeth Genealogy Born: 1892 At: Died: 10 Nov 1952 At: Age: 60 Buried: Townsville Pioneer cemetery Comments: Daughter of James & Elizabeth Mathieson, wife of Thomas Francis Bailey, who is buried nearby in an unmarked grave.
|'Mr. Andrew Ball, the oldest resident of Townsville, died at his residence this morning. He had been ailing for some time. Thirty years ago he was the manager of the Woodstock station, and formed one of the party who discovered the port of Townsville, and was probably the first white man who set foot in Townsville. He was very greatly respected. All the flags in town were half-masted as soon as the news was known.'|
From 'The Queenslander',Saturday October 6, 1894.
|'The funeral of the late Andrew Ball took place at 11 o'clock this morning, and was one of the largest that has ever taken place in Townsville. There was quite an assemblage of old hands present, and the Church of England service was read by the Rev. Mr. Pike. At his own request the deceased was interred beside his old chum and fellow-pioneer, William Kirk'.|