Sandhills Historic Cemetery

Also known as Joskeleigh

Address: Joskeleigh Road Keppel Sands 4702 QLD

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Sandhills Historic Cemetery contains the remains of South Sea Islander men, women and children "laid to rest in their own special cemetery". A plaque mounted on the site lists their names but, unfortunately, without any further information. The tiny cemetery contains only five plaques and several wooden markers.

Peter and Karen Patterson-Kane visited Sandhills in January 2010 and made digital images and notes of all the inscriptions. They said that the grounds were neat and tidy and the shelter in the cemetery grounds provided a visitors book. Their images may be downloaded from the list of inscriptions for this cemetery. That list was compiled with reference to the Queensland index of deaths but with very limited success.

How to find it

Joskeleigh Road continues straight ahead off Keppel Sands Road. Take the first right into Darra Lane for 1.6km and left into Joskeleigh Road from where it is 0.5km to the cemetery. Lat -23.367904 Long 150.779199

Latitude/longitude -23.367904,150.779199

More information

For further information, contact Rockhampton Regional Council, PO Box 1860 Rockhampton Qld 4700; phone 1300 22 55 77; email:



The number of inscriptions for this cemetery is 25
The number of inscriptions with headstone image(s) is 33
The listing was last updated on 2010-02-25
The listing was complete as at 2010-01-31

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