Outback Graves Markers

William Henry POLLARD

Burial Location:Sandstone  (details...)
Occupation: Mine Manager
Place of Death: Oroya Black Range Mine, Sandstone
Date of Death: 26 January 1911
Date of Burial:27 January 1911
Age:56 years
Cause of Death:Alcoholic Poisoning; Toxaemia and Cardiac Syncope
OGM Ref#: 1209
Headstone:OGM Aluminium
Monument Style: Pointed marble headstone on layered stone plinth. Grave is surrounded by ornate iron lacework.


In Loving Memory Of
(At Rest)
the beloved husband of
Who departed this life 26th Jan. 1911
Aged 56 years
Not gone from memory, not gone from love.
But gone to Our Father's home above.
Erected by his loving wife and sons.


Mr Pollard was manager of the Oroya Black Range gold mine. He came out some years earlier and was at different times underground manager of the Lake View Consols, Perseverance, and South Kalgurli mines. Subsequently, he went as manager at the Oroya Brownhill and afterwards took charge at the White Feather Main Reef. He had been manager of the Oroya Black Range for the previous six years and his sudden and unexpected death was expected to be widely mourned throughout the Westralian goldfields. William Pollard was well-known and highly respected as a mine superintendent at both Kalgoorlie and Sandstone for Bewick, Moreing & Co., a position he held from 1903 to 1911.

There are reports that Pollard had spent 26 years in the United States of America before arriving in Western Australia.  This has not been confirmed.

The illness which led to his death had been serious for 5 days prior to his death. The deceased is buried in the Wesleyan portion of the cemetery, plot number 7. He left an estate of £784 18s. 11d to his wife, Mary Jane Pollard, also a native of Cornwall, England.

Parents:Mary (nee CLYMO) and William POLLARD; Miner
Spouse:Mary Ann (GRAY), formerly CARMICHAEL (Alias Mary Jane)
Marriage Details:7 February 1877, Lutheran Parsonage, Rosenthal, Barossa District, South Australia; Marriage Reg.No.110/451, Barossa
Children:William Henry born circa 1878; Eusebius (Sid) Gray, born 1890.
Birth Details:Circa 1855 Three Burrows, Cornwall, England; Possibly Dec 1854, Truro, Cornwall.
Death Certificate:1/1911, Black Range
State Records Office: AU WA S34- cons3403 1911/044 Title William Pollard - Probate