Ollera Private Cemetery

Address: Ollera 2365 NSW     Inscriptions for Ollera Private Cemetery

Historic Ollera Cemetery and the nearby Chapel were established on what was then Ollera Station, one of the earliest properties in the Guyra district, selected by the Everett brothers circa 1838. The cemetery is believed to have commenced in 1843. Although now closed to general burials, it is still available to descendants of the original pioneers.

The original data on Ollera Cemetery was kindly supplied by Heather Burke. That data was collected for the "Cemeteries/Burials New England Project (2000)" initiated by Professor Iain Davidson and funded by a Research Infrastructure Block Grant, University of New England. The data was collected with the assistance of Arnold Goode (Uralla), Helen Nancarrow and Bruce Cady (Kelly's Plains), Nan Mullen (Wollomombi), Peter Chambers (Saumarez Ponds), David and Beverley Barratt (Tamworth).

In August 2008, Denis Woolaston visited the cemetery and made digital images of all visible inscriptions, adding a further 46 inscriptions to the earlier list. He said that he found the cemetery in good order but noticed that rabbits were starting to dig around some of the graves. A number of the earlier temporary markers have disappeared and several of the older sandstones have deteriorated into illegibility. It is therefore possible that a few of those on the cemetery list shown as unmarked my be still there but could not be identified.

Denis' images may be downloaded from the list of all inscriptions for this cemetery. That list was compiled with reference to the NSW indexes of births, deaths and marriages for additional information.

How to find it

From Guyra, take the Guyra Road towards Tingha for 18km; turn left onto the Ollera Road, from where it is approximately 2km to Ollera Station.

Latitude/longitude -30.118423,151.522186

Inscriptions

The number of inscriptions for this cemetery is 394
The number of inscriptions with headstone image(s) is 404
The listing was last updated on 2007-10-05
The listing was complete as at 2008-08-27

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