36 - 44 Moy Pocket Road
The cemetery on Moy Pocket Road Gheerulla was established by the community in 1907 to provide a resting place for two little girls, Florrie May and Ivy Christiana Hansen who died of diphtheria before medical assistance could reach them from Nambour. On 19 June 1908 a petition was submitted to the Minister of Lands, requesting 5 acres of Reserve where the cemetery now stands - no other land being available within several miles which could be used as a burial ground. It had already been found necessary to make use of land as a cemetery on one previous occasion owing to no other place for burial. On 25 September 1909 the five acres was proclaimed a cemetery. In 2006 the community raised funds and supported by a grant from the Queensland Community Memorials Restoration Fund for a headstone and memorial plaque to be placed on the graves of the two Hansen sisters who were the first to be buried in the cemetery.
The cemetery is kept in good order by the Sunshine Coast Shire Council, there is no evidence of neglect or vandalism. There is seating and an attractive pond on the grounds. There is also some shelter, water and bins on site.
From Eumundi-Kennilworth Road turn on to Moy Pocket Road, the cemetery is about 300m from the turn off and is well signposted.
Sunshine Coast Council
25 Apr 2017
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