Outback Graves Markers

Christiana MCKENZIE

Burial Location:Dulbydilla  (details...)
Place of Death: Dulbydilla, Queensland
Date of Death: 03 December 1884
Date of Burial:04 December 1884
Age:About 38 years
Cause of Death:Heart Disease
OGM Ref#: QLD 0016


John McKenzie arrived in Australia around 1852. He was the owner of a hotel at Dulbydilla (formerly known as Blacks Waterhole) for many years. John took up the Dulbydilla Run and Blacks Waterhole Hotel in the mid 1870’s. The hotel was also a Cobb and Co coach waystation that was noted for its hospitality as well as serving good food and drink. John donated ten acres of land for the Dulbydilla Cemetery, situated behind his hotel. The story goes that the family built a small home in a nearby town and went out to Dulbydilla to collect him only to find he had passed away. He never left Dulbydilla or his beloved wife Christiana, who had pre-deceased him by some 24 years and is also buried in Dulbydilla. Her story also appears in this website.

Parents:Anne (nee McLEAN) and Norman McNEIL
Spouse:John McKENZIE
Marriage Details:Possibly 10 May 1862, Melbourne, Victoria
Children:John Alexander born 8 September 1863; Alexander (Sandy) John born 2 October 1866; Mary Anne born 30 July 1870 (Birth Registration1870/C/3217)
Birth Details:Circa 1846, Scotland
Death Certificate:1884/C/3663, Queensland