Cemetery 1035 - Bennett Springs Private

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Bennett Springs Private

Harris Family Private

Bennett Springs Road

Hovells Creek

NSW

2794

-34.020115

148.839648

The Harris family cemetery is located on private property at Hovells Creek. Access is only with approval of the owners.

There are six known graves in the cemetery but the Harris Family History (see www.frankmurray.com.au) maintains some may be buried outside the wall.

In his will, Francis Harris left "one acre of land for a burial ground for those of Protestant religion". The oldest grave is that of Sarah Dower, buried 1853. Of the six family buried here only Francis Harris Sr. does not have convict ancestors.

The wall of the burial ground was built of granite quarried on the property.

The cemetery is in dilapidated condition. The wall has completely collapsed on one side and one headstone has been smashed, presumably by cattle. The other headstones have aged and are difficult to read.

Photographed and transcribed by Mark & Margie Paten in Oct 2014.

Approximately 35 km from Cowra, via Darby's Falls or 55 km via Frogmore if coming from Boorowa.

Boorowa Council

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