Outback Graves Markers

Alfred BELL (more)

Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever

George Alfred Bell was a workman who was employed in a sugar factory. Witnesses present at the burial of his son were Angus McPhee, station owner and pearler, and Alexander McLean. When gold was discovered around Marble Bar, Condon was the port where miners and prospectors arrived and departed by sea and from where bullock teams carried loads of stores and machinery.

George BOX (more)

Cause of Death:

The deceased's father was born in Worchester, England, in 1822. He arrived in Western Australia in 1850. He married Catherine Cherry on 15 September 1857, at York. She was born about 1835 in Ireland. Together they produced five children. George was their second. His siblings were Ellen born 5 March 1860, Emily born 1864 in Beverley, William born 1867 also in Beverley, Eliza Ann born 1871 in York. Their father, John, died in 1895 at Mourabbin (Death Registration 606/1895). Catherine Box died in 1904 at the age of 69 years. George died at the Condon Telegraph Depot and is buried in an unmarked grave in the Condon Cemetery. He was working as a bullock driver for the telegraph line contractors at the time.

Alexander BRAY (more)

Cause of Death: Dropsy

The informant of his death was Police Constable (Insoector) D Lawrence of DeGrey.

John William CAIN (more)

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

The deceased was buried by H Pegden. Witnesses present at the burial were James Rayner and Police Constable Peter Lynch (Regimental Number 394). His death was certified in writing by his father, John Cain, of Condon. The port of Condon was established to service the pastoral leases such as DeGrey and Muccan Stations. Its population increased when gold was discovered further inland. However, by 1908, Condon was well past its heyday.

Ellen HEDLEY (more)

Cause of Death: Bright's Disease

Also known as Nellie. On 29 August 1905, Nellie's husband died. Just 17 months later, Nellie died, leaving Ivy aged 17 years, Minnie aged 16 years, Henrietta aged 14 years, Tom aged 12 years, Emma aged 10 years and Linda aged 6 years. On the death of Sydney Illidge Hedley, there was nil in his estate. When Nellie died, she left the sum of £287 17/1 to Minnie Hedley and Robert Whiteside. In August 1907, the committee and members of the St Patrick's Day Celebration Committee, raised the sum of £56 for the benefit of the orphaned family. The Trustee of the Estate of the late Nellie Hedley, Robert Whiteside, subsequently advised that all the children were being well cared for and were in the best of health. With the assistance of other friends, he then endeavoured to get the younger members of the family adopted by friends so that as much of the money as possible would be left to assist the girl who was permanently crippled.

Thomas IRELAND (more)

Cause of Death: Peritonitis

The deceased was buried by Charles Metcalf in an unmarked grave. Witnesses present at the burial were Larry Thomas and Arthur Flack.

Patrick MCKEEVER (more)

Cause of Death: Unknown

The deceased was buried by James Rayner. Witnesses to the burial were ER Howell and BJ Giles.

Michael MOLLOY (more)

Cause of Death: Unknown

Deceased was buried by James Rayner. Witnesses present at the burial were W Johns and C Dunbar.

Dobe OSUNE (more)

Cause of Death: Childbirth

Also known as Doey. The death was certified in writing by Katano and L. Hedley, hotel keeper at Condon. The deceased was buried by Katano.

Emil PETERSEN (more)

Cause of Death: Consumption and syphilis

Petersen's death was certified to in writing by E Richardson, master of the barque "Arabella".

Tracey Peter POWLES (more)

Cause of Death: Dysentery

In 1890, Powles was a teamster in East Kimberley. The informant of his death was Aug T Rorg, solicitor, Roebourne. Powles widow, Alice, remarried in 1894 to Joshua Steel at Roebourne (Marriage Registration 309/1894, Roebourne).

John Barclay SPRING (more)

Cause of Death: Cancer of the Throat

In November 1905, the deceased applied for a Wayside House Licence for the sale of Fermented and Spirituous Liquors. He was buried by Arthur T Hungerford. His grave is unmarked. His widow died in December 1973 in Perth without having remarried.