Walgett General Cemetery dates from the 1870s, the earliest known burial being in 1875. It is divided into portions for Aboriginal, Anglican, Catholic, Chinese, Other and Presbyterian. The monuments are generally in good condition and legible and the grounds maintained in good condition by Walgett Shire Council.
Jean Maher has contributed images of some of the cemetery inscriptions that she made c.2010. Council has kindly provided details of other graves that either have not yet been photographed or that are unmarked. Some 1700 marked and unmarked graves have been identified but, scattered through every portion, are almost 300 more unmarked graves that cannot be identified. This progressive Council provides an online listing of this and other cemeteries within the Shire (see URL below).
Jean's images may be downloaded from the list of inscriptions for this cemetery. In compiling that list, reference has been made to the NSW indices of births, deaths and marriages and to the Australian War Memorial online military rolls for additional information.
Walgett Cemetery is 2km from town. Follow the Castlereagh south for 2km and turn right into Bate Street. The cemetery entrance is on the southern side of the street, 150m from the highway. Lat -30.034083, Long 148.113445
Walgett Cemetery is administered by the Walgett Shire Council. For additional information, contact Council at PO Box 31, Walgett NSW 2832; phone 02 6828 1399; email: email@example.com
18 Aug 2011
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