Cemetery 652 - Moonbah Catholic

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Moonbah Catholic

1202 Barry Way

Moonbah

NSW

2627

-36.493135

148.551602

Moonbah Catholic Cemetery and Church of St Thomas lie on land donated to the Church in 1861 by Thomas Pendergast. Thomas died the following year and, if his was not the first burial, at least his headstone is the earliest surviving inscription found there today. The cemetery occupies a sloping site with delightful views of the surrounding countryside.

Joe Sharman visited Moonbah Catholic Cemetery in August 2010 and, with the kind assistance of Karen Hamilton, made digital images of all visible inscriptions. Although several stones have fallen, most are in good condition for their age and are legible. It is apparent that an attempt has been made at some time to identify all unmarked graves as there are many small plaques bearing minimal information on graves that otherwise lack a headstone. Joe found the grounds in good condition and there was no evidence of vandalism.

Joe's pictures may be downloaded from the list of inscriptions for this cemetery. That list was compiled with reference to the NSW indices of births, deaths and marriages and to the Australian War Memorial online military rolls for additional information.

Moonbah is 12.7km south of Jindabyne via the Barry Way. St Thomas' Church and cemetery is on the right hand side of the road, just before the intersection of Barry Way and Big Yard Road.

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