Cemetery 128 - Burren Junction

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Burren Junction

Off Walgett Road

Burren Junction

NSW

2386

-30.075468

148.953232

Burren Junction, explains a notice at the town's entrance, came into being with the advent of the railway line extension from Narrabri West in the 1900s and, in its infancy, was a railway tent town. Today, it is principally a wheat and cotton growing area.

The town's cemetery site appears to have been laid out into portions but these are not indicated, nor are there any row markers. The two main portions are recognisable as Anglican and Catholic but a small number of graves lies outside these areas.

We did not find any stones dated earlier than 1919 and only a handful between then and the 1950s. The cemetery appears to have escaped vandalism and the monuments are in good order and mostly very legible. The open areas of the site had been mown but not trimmed around the graves and burrs were plentiful but the grounds were otherwise in good order. There are no amenities.

We visted the site on 28 March 2006 and made notes and digital images of all visible inscriptions. In compiling the list, we also referred to the NSW indexes of births, deaths and marriages for further information.

From Burren Junction village, take the Walgett Road towards Collarenebri for 6.2km, turn left at the Walgett sign, cross the railway line and immediately turn left again. Follow the track back beside the railway line for 1km to the cemetery lane, which is signposted. From this point, it is 250m to the cemetery.

Burren Junction Cemetery is administered by the Walgett Shire Council. Contact Council at PO Box 31, Walgett NSW 2832; phone: 02 6828 1399; email: admin@walgettshire.com

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