Outback Graves Markers

Joseph William MCKELVIE

Burial Location:Niagara  (details...)
Place of Death: Kookynie
Date of Death: 05 February 1900
Date of Burial:07 February 1900
Age:31 years
Cause of Death:Acute Inflammation of the lungs
OGM Ref#: 0797


Alias Joseph Jackson. Sister Lea - 107 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy Melbourne. Had in his possession a photo of a headstone - inscription Erected to the Memory of David Archibald McKelvie who died at Kalgoorlie 3 December 1897. The informant of the death was Louis I. Landaner, chemist, Kookynie. It was the verdict of the Coroner's jury at an inquest held at Kookynie on 7 February 1900, that the deceased died of acute inflammation of the lungs, from which he had suffered for 24 hours. Police Constable Crommelin, 419, of Kookynie Station, reported the deaths of Frederick Fenwick, alias Peacock, Joseph William McKelvie alias Jackson and John Bourke alias Muttony Bourke. 13.2.1900. The men were gassed by foul air after an explosion at the Englishmen Gold Mine Lease at Kookynie. Three men died as a result of the dynamite poisoning at Niagara. They were Joseph Jackson, John Bourke, who succumbed to the effects of the deadly fumes, and a third victim, Frederick Peacock is an alias [Frederick Fenwick actual name] was added to the death roll. A fourth man, Llewellyn, was reported to be in a critical condition. Witnesses at the burial were Thomas Campbell and Timothy Sullivan.
Parents:Ann (nee WILDING) and Alexander McKELVIE
Birth Details:circa 1869
Death Certificate:692/1900 - registered in the name of Joseph Jackson
State Records Office: AU WA S76- cons430 1900/0673
Comments:Further reading: Virtual Miners Memorial website