Outback Graves Markers


Burial Location:Davyhurst  (details...)
Occupation: Braceman
Place of Death: Golden Hole Gold Mine, Davyhurst
Date of Death: 18 October 1904
Age:22 years
Cause of Death:Drowned in a Mine Accident
OGM Ref#: 0172
Headstone:OGM Aluminium
Monument Style: Outback Grave Marker


Loving Remembrance
Native of Co Derry, Ireland
Who was accidentally killed at
Golden Hole Mine Davyhurst
Aged 22 years
Erected by


Patrick was descending to a lower brace when the cage went out of control and fell down the main shaft for a distance of over 300 feet into the water.

Patrick was the youngest of eight boys in the family, all born in Londonderry, Ireland. Their father, Charles, was born in 1841 and died in 1920, in Londonderry. Their mother was born 1843 and died in 1925. The family consisted of: John born 1866; James born 1868; Rodger born 1870; Henry born 1873; David born 1875; Daniel born 1876; Charles born 1878. Patrick had spent 3 weeks in New South Wales before arriving in Western Australia. Patrick's older brother, James, died in Wiluna on 28 June 1908, of pneumonia and heart failure. From the headstone, it appears that another relative, Daniel, also came to Western Australia. Daniel died in WA in 1959, aged 72 years.

Parents:Mary (nee McERLEAN) and Charles McATAMNEY (Farmer)
Birth Details:6 November 1881, Moyagney, Londonderry, Ireland
Death Certificate:802/1904
State Records Office: Patrick McAtamney AU WA S59 cons3458 1905/022 Item - Part of APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION (ORIGINALS)
Comments:Surname variation MACATAMNEY, McATAMNY