Cemetery 751 - Oakhampton

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Oakhampton

Oakhampton Road,

Oakhampton

NSW

2320

-32.704723

151.564957

Oakhampton Cemetery was in use during the second half of the 19th century. The earliest inscription found was dated 1841 and the latest 1894. Although portions were allocated for the major denominations, information posted at the site by Maitland City Council says that all the recorded burials took place in the Wesleyan (Methodist) portion.

Council also says, "Because the cemetery stands on a low ridge top seamed with shallow gullies, you will see that the headstones are at all sorts of different heights. There is over a metre difference between some where they overlap an old terrace. Soil eroded from elsewhere has filled the small gullies, partly burying some headstones. This patten of soul redeposition rising from agricultural practices was documented from as early as 1876."

The information board includes a list of over 200 names, without ages or dates, that was compiled by the Maitland and District Historical Society in 1984. However, it apparent that many of those listed are simply spouses or parents or children of the deceased who were mentioned on headstones and who are not necessarily buried here. We have not included any of those names for whom an inscription was not found.

Joe Sharman visited the cemetery in April 2011 and waded through some nasty noxious weeds (see pic above) to make digital images of all visible (and partly visible) inscriptions. The list of inscriptions for this cemetery has been compiled from Joe's images and with reference to the NSW indices of births, deaths and marriages for additional information.

The cemetery is on the eastern side of Oakhampton Road, 4km north of Maitland. Lat -32.704632, Long 151.564806

Oakhampton Cemetery is administered by Maitland City Council. Enquiries should be directed to Council at PO Box 220, Maitland NSW 2320; phone 02 4934 9700; email: mcc@maitland.nsw.gov.au

www.maitland.nsw.gov.au/

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