Outback Graves Markers

Shire of Sandstone

Sandstone is located 742 km northeast of Perth via the Great Northern Highway and the town of Mount Magnet.

The Shire lies in the heart of the spectacular east Murchison District and its bronzed landscape tells many tales of bygone days when gold was first discovered. In 1894 Ernest Shillington and a number of fellow prospectors found gold about 20 km southwest of the present town site.

For a period of six years from 1907 Sandstone was a small city of some 6,000 to 8,000 people. It had four hotels, four butchers, many cafes, stores and business houses, as well as a staffed police station and two banks. During this boom period, in July 1910, the railway came to the town. However by 1919 only 200 people remained and many buildings were pulled down and moved. Fortunately Sandstone was able to survive as a centre for the region’s growing pastoral industry. In more recent times, gold mining has re-emerged as Sandstone's principal industry.

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Burial Records


John ABERNETHY (details)

Date of Death: 10 August 1908
Cause of Death: Rupture of the Brain
Occupation: Woodcutter
Plot Numer: S21

Robert H ALLEN

Date of Death: 04 April 1929
Cause of Death: Suicide by gunshot
Occupation: Miner and Contractor
Age: 48
Plot Numer: M14

Samuel William ALLEN

Date of Death: 27 June 1944
Occupation: Pastolarist
Age: 66
Plot Numer: M11

Olive Maude BAILEY

Date of Death: 16 May 1913
Occupation: Infant
Age: 15 months
Plot Numer: S26

Henry BAKER

Date of Death: 19 June 1914
Cause of Death: Heart Failure
Occupation: Miner
Age: 53
Plot Numer: A16

Mary BALD

Date of Death: 14 April 1911
Occupation: Infant
Plot Numer: T24

William BARRY

Date of Death: 15 May 1924
Occupation: Labourer
Age: 57
Plot Numer: D17

John BENNETT (details)

Age: 74
Plot Numer: C20

—?— BIDDY (ABORIGINAL)

Date of Death: 01 September 1912
Cause of Death: Died of burns
Age: 23
Plot Numer: B36

James Vincent BLACKLOWE

Age: 58
Plot Numer: J14

William BOWMAN

Date of Death: 20 December 1912
Cause of Death: Miner's Phthisis
Occupation: Miner
Age: 50
Plot Numer: S20

—?— BUNGAN ALIAS PADDY

Date of Death: 13 January 1918
Cause of Death: Died of injuries from a fight
Age: 30
Plot Numer: C37

Eileen BURKHARDT

Occupation: Infant
Plot Numer: C19

James BURNS

Date of Death: 01 September 1915
Cause of Death: Bronchitis
Occupation: Prospector
Age: 57
Plot Numer: B14

Reginald Murray BUTLER

Date of Death: 20 October 1932
Cause of Death: Rifle Accident
Occupation: Kangaroo Shooter and Prospector
Age: 43
Plot Numer: M12

Patrick BYRNES

Date of Death: 30 September 1938
Occupation: Prospector
Plot Numer: D14

George William CALDER

Date of Death: 02 May 1915
Cause of Death: Suicide by dynamite
Occupation: Prospector
Age: 60
Plot Numer: O19

Thomas CALLAGHAN

Date of Death: 17 October 1939
Cause of Death: Killed while setting explosives
Occupation: Miner
Age: 25
Plot Numer: E16

Dennis CALLAGHAN

Date of Death: 05 July 1985
Age: 74
Plot Numer: E15

Marie CALLAGHAN

Date of Death: 23 June 1986
Age: 40
Plot Numer: E14

Samuel CHALKER

Date of Death: 31 December 1915
Occupation: Retired
Age: 73
Plot Numer: R23

Lillian Emma CHAPMAN

Date of Death: 05 November 1913
Age: 5 Days
Plot Numer: F27

Jonathan Oswald Noel CHAPPEL

Date of Death: 02 January 1910
Cause of Death: Brain Meningitis
Occupation: Battery Foreman
Age: 32
Plot Numer: E23

Richard Worrell COLES

Date of Death: 28 April 1915
Occupation: Infant
Age: 5 Days
Plot Numer: H21

Frederick John COLSON

Date of Death: 18 June 1910
Occupation: Infant
Plot Numer: G23

Mary CONNOUGHTON

Date of Death: 23 January 1916
Cause of Death: Enteritis
Occupation: Spinster
Age: 70
Plot Numer: B15

George Henry COOK

Date of Death: 04 February 1914
Cause of Death: Muscular Atrophy
Age: 38
Plot Numer: A20

Catherine CORBETT

Date of Death: 17 March 1908
Cause of Death: Internal Complaint
Occupation: House Wife
Plot Numer: H11

Rebecca CURRELL

Age: 11 Days
Plot Numer: B23

Eileen Josephine CURTIN

Occupation: Infant
Age: 7 months
Plot Numer: C16

Claude CUTLER

Cause of Death: Stillborn
Plot Numer: A22

Llewellyn DAVID

Date of Death: 10 February 1931
Occupation: Miner
Age: 27
Plot Numer: Q20

Llewellyn DAVID

Date of Death: 15 January 1943
Occupation: Miner
Age: 70
Plot Numer: Q21

Jessie Veronica DECHART

Date of Death: 07 May 1909
Occupation: Infant
Plot Numer: F25

Thomas DELANEY

Date of Death: 04 May 1911
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Age: 47
Plot Numer: A11

Arthur Louis DESAILLY

Date of Death: 12 August 1922
Cause of Death: Heart Failure
Occupation: Contractor
Age: 56
Plot Numer: M18

—?— DINGO (ABORIGINAL)

Date of Death: 23 November 1918
Age: 58
Plot Numer: C36

Jean Donaldson DOCWRA

Date of Death: 20 September 1909
Occupation: Infant
Plot Numer: G26

Thomas Alexander DOWNIE

Date of Death: 12 January 1911
Cause of Death: Fire in his camp
Occupation: Carpenter
Age: 46
Plot Numer: P18

Thomas DUNNE

Date of Death: 29 May 1911
Cause of Death: Heart Failure
Occupation: Mine Owner
Age: 42
Plot Numer: A14

Harold Albert EKSTROM

Date of Death: 03 August 1910
Cause of Death: Bronchial Pnuemonia
Occupation: Infant
Age: 6 months
Plot Numer: F24

William Edward ELLIOTT

Date of Death: 14 June 1905
Occupation: Storekeeper
Plot Numer: 141

John FAIRI

Date of Death: 16 May 1933
Occupation: Prospector
Age: 74
Plot Numer: D16

Ivan Joseph FORSLUN

Date of Death: 24 March 1920
Occupation: Retired miner
Age: 81
Plot Numer: E27

William Douglas FOSTER

Cause of Death: Heart disease
Occupation: Prospector
Age: 62
Plot Numer: E22

Gugmeilimo GARBOLINI

Date of Death: 21 March 1915
Occupation: Infant
Plot Numer: C12

Murray James GARROD

Date of Death: 24 December 1994
Occupation: Journeyman
Age: 66
Plot Numer: P12

Edward GERICKE

Date of Death: 20 January 1914
Age: 2 Hours
Plot Numer: C17

Frances Lewis GERICKE

Occupation: Infant
Plot Numer: C17

Gerolina Mary GERICOVICH

Date of Death: 05 January 1914
Age: 12 Days
Plot Numer: C13

Ronald James GORDON

Date of Death: 08 May 1909
Occupation: Infant
Age: 6 months
Plot Numer: T21

Patrick George GREEN

Date of Death: 04 April 1936
Cause of Death: Heart disease
Occupation: Butcher
Age: 69
Plot Numer: D15

Matilda GREEN

Date of Death: 27 November 1949
Age: 83
Plot Numer: D15

Louis HAMMEL

Date of Death: 02 October 1910
Cause of Death: Morbus Cordis Anaemia
Occupation: Miner
Age: 46
Plot Numer: S22

Ronald John Matthew HASSETT

Date of Death: 02 September 1914
Age: 3 Mths
Plot Numer: H22

Thomas William HENRICKSEN

Date of Death: 26 January 1910
Cause of Death: Injured by a falling drill
Occupation: Miner
Age: 32
Plot Numer: T35

George F HORNE

Occupation: Infant
Plot Numer: T23

Sarah HOWELL

Date of Death: 30 December 1914
Age: 35
Plot Numer: B22

Robert HOWIE

Cause of Death: Suicide by dynamite
Occupation: Prospector
Plot Numer: O11

John IRVINE

Date of Death: 26 November 1908
Occupation: Engine Driver
Plot Numer: O14

—?— JENNY - GRANNY (ABORIGINAL)

Date of Death: 30 May 1919
Age: 57
Plot Numer: C35

George JOHNSON

Date of Death: 09 September 1921
Cause of Death: Old age
Age: 90
Plot Numer: E19

Thomas James KENNY

Date of Death: 05 December 1912
Occupation: Infant
Age: 5 months
Plot Numer: C14

William Henry KERSLEY

Date of Death: 04 March 1910
Cause of Death: Heart Failure
Occupation: Miner and Woodcutter
Age: 53
Plot Numer: A12

William KIDNER

Date of Death: 31 May 1928
Occupation: Miner
Age: 65
Plot Numer: M16

William David KIRKLAND

Date of Death: 17 November 1910
Cause of Death: Heart Failure
Occupation: Miner
Age: 43
Plot Numer: C24

Keith KLUTH

Date of Death: 28 February 1989
Age: 63
Plot Numer: Q26

Christen Larsen KNUDSEN

Date of Death: 12 December 1915
Occupation: Bootmaker
Age: 76
Plot Numer: R22

Charles KRUSE

Date of Death: 14 September 1930
Occupation: Labourer
Age: 44
Plot Numer: H27

William LAWRY

Date of Death: 30 May 1911
Occupation: Infant
Plot Numer: T25

Edna Alice LEACH

Date of Death: 09 February 1910
Age: 4 months
Plot Numer: T22

Lucy LEE

Date of Death: 01 December 1917
Cause of Death: Died after a long illness
Age: 63
Plot Numer: S27

Stuart LEE

Date of Death: 30 June 1984
Age: 82
Plot Numer: Q25

Walter LEND

Date of Death: 13 October 1910
Cause of Death: Tubercuosis Abscess of the Kidneys
Occupation: Woodcutter
Age: 21
Plot Numer: S23

Horace Arthur MAHOOD

Date of Death: 04 March 1908
Occupation: Infant
Age: 10 months
Plot Numer: G24

Michael MALONEY

Date of Death: 07 April 1924
Occupation: Labourer
Age: 51
Plot Numer: D19

John MCCARTHY

Cause of Death: Fall from a cart
Occupation: Store Keeper and Carrier
Age: 42
Plot Numer: A15

Ada Melvina MCCARTHY

Date of Death: 11 May 1911
Age: 37
Plot Numer: A19

Leonard Linane MCCARTHY

Date of Death: 27 May 1911
Age: 4
Plot Numer: A19

Patrick Bernard MCCARTHY

Date of Death: 30 June 1911
Occupation: Infant
Plot Numer: A19

Peter MCINNES

Date of Death: 17 March 1909
Cause of Death: Heart Failure
Occupation: Builder and Contractor
Plot Numer: O13

John William MCQUEEN

Age: 15 Mths
Plot Numer: N19

Maurice MCSHEA

Date of Death: 05 December 1910
Plot Numer: A10

Charles MILLANE

Date of Death: 09 July 1908
Occupation: Miner
Plot Numer: A18

Isabella MITCHELL

Date of Death: 23 January 1916
Cause of Death: Paralysis
Age: 64
Plot Numer: N18

Monica Patricia MOFFITT

Age: Child
Plot Numer: B19

Mary Hannah MOODY

Date of Death: 23 May 1908
Cause of Death: Haemorrhage of the stomach
Occupation: Housemaid
Age: 29
Plot Numer: A23

Thomas Charles MORGAN

Date of Death: 29 November 1914
Cause of Death: Heart disease
Occupation: Woodcutter
Age: 32
Plot Numer: B21

Arthur James MORGAN

Date of Death: 14 December 1914
Cause of Death: Fell under a driving wheel
Occupation: Engine Driver
Age: 46
Plot Numer: B20

Nellie Irene NEELANDS

Date of Death: 27 December 1913
Cause of Death: Child birth
Age: 19
Plot Numer: R20

Mary Jane NOSKE

Date of Death: 29 July 1909
Cause of Death: Nephritis Uraemia
Age: 35
Plot Numer: A25

John PARK

Date of Death: 22 July 1930
Occupation: Prospector
Plot Numer: M13

John Thomas PASCOE

Date of Death: 01 September 1944
Occupation: Prospector
Age: 76
Plot Numer: P21

Joseph PASCOV

Date of Death: 17 December 1913
Cause of Death: Crushed between truck and timber
Occupation: Miner
Age: 29
Plot Numer: B12

Eric PAULL

Date of Death: 19 January 1982
Age: 65
Plot Numer: Q24

Sydney Montgomery PEARSON

Date of Death: 12 December 1910
Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever
Occupation: Cooper
Age: 27
Plot Numer: C24

—?— PETER (ABORIGINAL)

Date of Death: 11 September 1911
Cause of Death: Pnuemonia
Plot Numer: B37

Elizabeth PIERCE

Date of Death: 12 December 1923
Cause of Death: Paralysis and stroke
Age: 71
Plot Numer: I20

William PIERCE

Date of Death: 13 July 1945
Occupation: Miner
Age: 58
Plot Numer: I20

George PIKE

Date of Death: 21 April 1922
Age: 65
Plot Numer: M19

John PITTMAN

Date of Death: 23 January 1913
Cause of Death: Died of cancer
Occupation: Prospector
Age: 60
Plot Numer: P19

William POLLARD

Date of Death: 26 January 1911
Occupation: Mine Superintendent
Age: 56
Plot Numer: S24

Thomas PRENDERGAST

Date of Death: 26 June 1926
Occupation: Miner
Age: 65
Plot Numer: E17

Edmond PRENDERGAST

Date of Death: 30 October 1940
Occupation: Miner
Age: 82
Plot Numer: E17

Madeline PROUT

Cause of Death: Chronic Heart Disease
Age: 50
Plot Numer: B11

William READ

Date of Death: 15 July 1928
Age: 58
Plot Numer: M15

Richard Charles ROBERTS

Date of Death: 05 June 1937
Cause of Death: Senility
Occupation: Prospector
Age: 78
Plot Numer: P20

Hilda Elizabeth ROCHESTER

Date of Death: 22 April 1908
Occupation: Infant
Plot Numer: F26

Frank ROCHESTER

Date of Death: 26 November 1908
Occupation: Infant
Plot Numer: F26

Mabel ROCHESTER

Date of Death: 24 February 1909
Occupation: Infant
Plot Numer: F26

Amy Christina ROWE

Occupation: Infant
Age: 23 months
Plot Numer: T20

Patrick RYAN

Date of Death: 10 June 1909
Cause of Death: Pnuemonia
Occupation: Prospector
Plot Numer: A08

Joseph Gerard RYAN

Date of Death: 01 October 1909
Cause of Death: Stillborn
Occupation: Infant
Plot Numer: B18

Ethel Mary RYMER

Date of Death: 01 February 1911
Cause of Death: Intestinal Obstructions
Age: 25
Plot Numer: E24

John SASS

Date of Death: 14 July 1917
Age: 81
Plot Numer: N17

Ernest Herbert SCHAFER

Occupation: Doctor
Age: 52
Plot Numer: G25

Guilis SCHERINI

Date of Death: 05 September 1911
Cause of Death: Murdered
Occupation: Woodcutter
Plot Numer: B9

John SCOTT

Date of Death: 21 November 1908
Cause of Death: Crushed by a Chimney Stack
Occupation: Contractor
Plot Numer: O15

John Noel SHANNON

Date of Death: 04 August 1915
Occupation: Infant
Age: 2 Mths
Plot Numer: C11

John Law Downie SIMPSON

Date of Death: 01 December 1909
Age: 42
Plot Numer: C23

Maurice SOLOMON

Date of Death: 17 October 1908
Cause of Death: Paralytic Stroke
Occupation: Book-keeper and leaseholder
Plot Numer: T36

Frederick SONNENSCHEIN

Date of Death: 02 November 1925
Cause of Death: Drowned in a mine
Occupation: Miner
Age: 59
Plot Numer: I24

Robert STILL BORN CHILD OF WATSON

Date of Death: 09 December 1914
Cause of Death: Stillborn
Plot Numer: G22

William & Alice STILLBORN CHILD OF CRIER

Cause of Death: Stilborn
Plot Numer: A21

George E STILLBORN CHILD OF OLIPHANT

Date of Death: 08 November 1909
Cause of Death: Stillborn
Occupation: Infant
Plot Numer: O12

William & C STILLBORN CHILD OF SAMPEY

Cause of Death: Stillborn
Plot Numer: G27

A G STILLBORN CHILD OF SAMPSON

Date of Death: 06 January 1910
Cause of Death: Stillborn
Occupation: Infant
Plot Numer: T35

Louisa and Joseph STILLBORN TWINS OF LUSH

Cause of Death: Stillborn
Plot Numer: T26

Joseph James THOMAS

Date of Death: 04 November 1947
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Age: 86
Plot Numer: Q22

James William THOMSON

Date of Death: 06 July 1908
Age: 44
Plot Numer: O16

George Joseph THORNTON

Age: 7 months
Plot Numer: C18

Bertram TRENERRY

Cause of Death: Scalded by boiling water
Occupation: Miner
Age: 34
Plot Numer: H24

Arthur (Frank) TURNEY

Date of Death: 10 July 1909
Cause of Death: Heart Failure
Occupation: Store Manager
Age: 45
Plot Numer: D23

Samuel URE

Date of Death: 25 April 1932
Cause of Death: Died in a fall for earth at Oroya Mine
Occupation: Miner / Prospector
Plot Numer: Q19

Rene WALLACE

Date of Death: 14 September 1911
Plot Numer: B10

Patrick Graham WALSH

Date of Death: 09 September 1908
Occupation: Carpenter
Plot Numer: A17

Laura WALTERS

Date of Death: 22 July 1915
Cause of Death: Died Tuberculosis
Age: 34
Plot Numer: C22

Thomas Hustler WALTON

Date of Death: 28 June 1914
Cause of Death: Crushed by a descending skip
Occupation: Miner
Age: 24
Plot Numer: R21

William Henry WATERS

Date of Death: 09 November 1910
Occupation: Miner
Age: 53
Plot Numer: F23

Roy Charles WEEKS (details)

Age: Infant
Plot Numer: B8

Ernest WEST

Date of Death: 24 October 1927
Cause of Death: Cardiac failure
Occupation: Labourer
Age: 50
Plot Numer: M17

Myrtle Emily May WILLIAMS

Date of Death: 06 August 1915
Age: 8 Yrs
Plot Numer: D22

John WOINAR (details)

Date of Death: 17 October 1912
Age: 3 Days
Plot Numer: C15