The general cemetery was established c.1900 to replace the earlier Anglican and Catholic cemeteries in the township. The monumental section comprises two denominational portions only - Anglican and Catholic. The portions are clearly indicated but there are no row markers. An adjoining lawn cemetery has been recently established and contains markers dating from 1996. The whole site is well fenced, with reticulated water and has been well maintained by the former Merriwa Shire Council. The only problem we encountered was a considerable quantity of glass fragments from broken flower containers that represents a hazard to visitors.
Jean and I visited the cemetery on two occasions in July 2004 and made digital images and notes of every visible inscription. In compiling this list, we also referred to the NSW indexes of births, deaths and marriages to determine some difficult to read names and dates and for further information.
Merriwa is a small town west of Scone in the Upper Hunter region. From the CBD, drive south on Marquet Street to its end, then turn left into Collins Street and almost immediately right into Flags Road. Follow this for 1.5km to the cemetery entrance.
The cemetery is administered and maintained by the Upper Hunter Shire Council, 130 Liverpool Street (PO Box 208) Scone NSW. Phone 02 6540 1100; email email@example.com
18 Jan 2006
7 Jul 2004
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