Outback Graves Markers


Burial Location:Tampa between Niagara and Dingo Creek  (details...)
Place of Death: North Niagara
Date of Death: 22 December 1895
Age:3 years 6 months
Cause of Death:Dysentery
OGM Ref#: 0160
Headstone:OGM Aluminium


The deceased is buried at North Niagara alongside the road at Tampa between Niagara and Dingo Creek. Thomas Kidd helped dig the grave. His death was certified in writing by Joseph Caddy, father, North Niagara.

The child's father, Joseph Caddy, was proprietor of the roadside pub at the Great Western Mine between Niagara and Dingo Creek. Joseph Caddy had gone to Menzies for stores when the child died. Tom Hanley rode about 20 miles along the road to meet the father and inform him of his son's death. He had lived in Queensland for 3 years.

The child's parents were married in Queensland on 11 July 1889 (Marriage Registration Number 1889/C/1837). Their first child was Joy May, born 29 May 1890, in Queensland. Sadly, Mrs Caddy died in 1910 leaving three small children and a baby only a few months old. They had moved on to the Desdemona Hotel in Malcolm by the time of her death.

Parents:Rebecca Ellinor May (nee BENTLEY) and Joseph CADDY (Hotel Keeper)
Birth Details:2 June 1892, Rockhampton, Queensland; Birth Registration 1892/C/10585
Death Certificate:443/1896
Comments:The Death Certificate of this child states his age as 2 and a half years and the WA Death Registration states his age as 2 years. However, his birth has been identified in Queensland records, showing he was, in fact, three and a half years of age when he died.