Outback Graves Markers

Unnamed Male BOASE (more)

Cause of Death: Stillborn

The parents of this child had already lost another son, Phil Boase, who died aged 16 months in 1900 (born Gippsland, VIC) and is buried in the Coolgardie Cemetery (Death Reg.No.257/1900). Their surviving children were James, born Kalgoorlie 1901 (Birth Reg.No.756/1901), John, born Kurrawang 1902 (Birth Reg.No.1331/1902), Annie born Niagara (Birth Reg.No.2060/1904) Their last child was also stillborn, a boy, born 14 August 1911 (Birth Reg.No.47/1911, Death Reg.No.17/1911) who is buried in the Kookynie Cemetery.

Simon ELLIOTT (more)

Cause of Death: Rupture of the Heart

On Monday morning 22 March 1897 Mr Simon Elliott, age 63 years, manager of the Yerilla Claims died suddenly at GM Lease 64R. He was at work but died as a result of a rupture of the heart and was buried the next day. Death certified in writing by Hubert Elliott, his son. Mr S Anstell, Mine Manager, and brother Freemason, read the service at the grave in the Yerilla cemetery. Two shifts had been employed digging but the grave was only half finished when the cortege arrived. Ten hours work had then been done into an ironstone conglomerate. The ceremony was gone through and the coffin placed in the grave which later on was finished. A doctor from Niagara arrived in the evening with instructions from Warden Owen that the body be exhumed in order that a post mortem might be conducted. (Note:- there is no mention of a post mortem on his death certificate.) A new cemetery site was to be chosen as the ground in the present one proved to be too hard. Mr Elliott’s two sons were with him, Hubert and John, the rest of his large family remained in Ballarat.

William FERRIS (more)

Cause of Death: Heart disease

Death certified by Police Sgt L. Cunningham, from Kookynie. The cause of death was established as a result of the Coronial inquest.

Thomas John MARSHALL (more)

Cause of Death: Died of Thirst

Died on or about 14 February. Death was certified in writing by William Marshall, his brother from Pendinnie. Thursday 16 February, it was reported in the Coolgardie Miner that "The body of Thomas Marshall was found by a man named Hil!, who was returning from Yerilla to Griffithston yesterday. The deceased was lying on his face, about fifty yards off the track, twelve miles from here. The legs were contracted, as if he died in great pain, probably through an apoplectic fit, as the face was quite black, and blood was oozing from the mouth. The remains will be brought in tonight, and Warden Owen has been requested to arrange for the holding of an inquest." The inquest subsequently found that Marshall died of thirst. Deceased had lived in Victoria for 24 years.