Curlewis General Cemetery

Address: Off Kamilaroi Highway, Curlewis 2381 NSW     Inscriptions for Curlewis General Cemetery

Curlewis Cemetery presented a rather neglected appearance when Reg visited the site in September 2007. The cemetery is surrounded by trees and there are many trees within the grounds. In places, there were fallen branches and tree litter and the grass was due to be cut. Because of the abundance of trees, many of the headstones are stained by sap and nectar. However, most of the monuments are in good order, standing erect and there are no apparent signs of vandalism

The cemetery is fairly obviously divided into portions but none of these is signposted. The earliest inscription we found was dated 1903. There are many temporary markers and unmarked graves.

The digital images may be viewed from the list of all inscriptions for this cemetery. That list was compiled with reference to the NSW BDM indexes and to military records for additional information.

How to find it

Curlewis is a small town of about 600 residents 17km south of Gunnedah on the Kamilaroi Highway. Turn off the highway at the Curlewis sign, take the first left and first left again. The cemetery is approximately 500 metres from the highway.

Latitude/longitude -31.126801,150.269104

More information

The Curlewis Cemetery is administered by the Gunnedah Shire Council. For further information, contact Council at PO Box 63, Gunnedah NSW 2380; phone 02 6740 2100; email: council@infogunnedah.com.au

See http://www.infogunnedah.com.au/

Inscriptions

The number of inscriptions for this cemetery is 206
The number of inscriptions with headstone image(s) is 211
The listing was last updated on 2007-12-09
The listing was complete as at 2007-09-27

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