BLAIR ATHOL

 Pos S  22°42.759 
E 147°32.441
To find this cemetery it is necessary to drive from Mackay inland to Clermont, then take the mine road to the Blair Athol Coal Mine. The cemetery is some 12 km in on the right.

In fact this is not the original cemetery for the area; it was developed for the growing mining town as distinct from the Copperfield area. The subsequent Blair Athol township has now been dug up, and all that can be seen nowadays are rolling dumps of overburden. At the time of the establishing of this open cut mine the cemetery was all that remained to remind us there was once a thriving township there; there were a few additional graves to the north and east of the main pit that probably dated from the time the area was being established, and possibly other unmarked graves would have since gone through a gigantic earthmoving bucket...

The entire area is of interest. Clermont was originally a town based on gold mining, and it and the adjacent smelter town of Copperfield were proclaimed in 1864. Copperfield smelted ore from the hills west of Clermont, while the gold was mined nearer to the town of Clermont and eastwards to the town of Miclere, now long gone (along with its cemetery).

Gold is still mined in a line north of Clermont along what is now the Charters Towers road. Down that road, but on a private property, we are informed, is the old cemetery of 'Black Ridge'.


Actual headstone data;  Data from other sources

  Surname: Ambrey First names: Edward
Genealogy Born: 1878 At: Died: 6 Apr 1953 At: Age: 75 Buried: Blair Athol, QLD Comments: 'our dear father'. Husband of Lucy Winifred Ambrey.
  Surname: Ambrey First names: Lucy Winifred
Genealogy Born: 1892 At: Died: 11 Aug 1937 At: Age: 45 Buried: Blair Athol, QLD Comments: Wife of Edward Ambrey. 'my dear wife and our mother'.
  Surname: Ambrey First names: Michael Francis
Genealogy Born: 1909 At: Died: 21 Apr 1930 At: Accident. killed at Bathampton Age: 21 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Erected by brother and uncle.
  Surname: Anderson First names: William C. Born: 1902 At: Died: 14 Jul 1949 At: Age: 47 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Andrews First names: Albert Prowse Born: 1898 At: Died: 29 Nov 1961 At: Age: 63 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Husband of Julianna, father of Mervyn, Marion, Keith, Maureen, Arthur and Jocelyn.

  Surname: Baker First names: David William Born: Nov 1945 At: Died: 6 Apr 1946 At: Age: 5 months Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Son of William John Baker.

  Surname: Baker First names: William John Born: 1916 At: Died: 29 Apr 1948 At: Age: 32 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'my dear husband and our father' Father of David William Baker.

  Surname: Cochrane First names: Colin John Born: 10 Feb 1933 At: Died: 27 Jul 1935 At: Age: 2 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'our little son and our brother'.

  Surname: Davidson First names: John Born: 1895 At: Died: 22 Nov 1960 At: Age: 65 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'erected by wife Glad'.

  Surname: Davis First names: James Hunter Born: 1915 At: Died: 12 Aug 1973 At: Age: 58 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'my dear husband, father and g'father'.

  Surname: Davis First names: Marion Helen Hynd Brown Born: 1910 At: Died: 4 Jun 1934 At: Age: 24 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: With George Davis. 'loving father, sisters and brothers'.

  Surname: Duncan First names: Alice Edith Born: 1885 At: Died: 12 Jul 1969 At: Age: 84 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Wife of John Lochart Duncan. 'loving family' With Walter Albert Duncan.

  Surname: Duncan First names: Ernest Born: 1912 At: Died: 11 Jul 1937 At: Age: 25 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Duncan First names: John Lochart Born: 1876 At: Died: 1 Dec 1958 At: Age: 82 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Husband of Alice Edith Duncan. 'wife and family'.

  Surname: Duncan First names: Vernon Born: 1914 At: Died: 2 Jan 1937 At: Age: 23 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Duncan First names: Walter Albert Born: 1906 At: Died: 23 Jul 1982 At: Age: 76 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: With Alice Edith Duncan.

  Surname: Duncan First names: William Robert Born: 1901 At: Died: 7 Oct 1965 At: Age: 64 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Eckford First names: Merle Esme Born: 1912 At: Died: 1975 At: Sydney, NSW Age: 63 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Wife of Robert F. Eckford.

  Surname: Eckford First names: Robert F. Born: 1898 At: Died: 14 Sep 1937 At: Age: 39 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'Sadly missed by wife and children'. Husband of Merle Esme Eckford.

  Surname: Elliott First names: Sydney Born: 1892 At: Died: 22 Mar 1959 At: Age: 67 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'loving family'.

  Surname: Elliott First names: Sybil Ruby Born: 1901 At: Died: 26 Aug 1966 At: Age: 65 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Ferris First names: Charles Born: At: Died: 31 Oct 1933 At: Age: Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'daughter Nell'.

  Surname: Fletcher First names: Edward Leslie Born: 1891 At: Died: 1 Jul 1967 At: Age: 76 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: With son Eric Fletcher.

  Surname: Fletcher First names: Eric Born: At: Died: 20 Sep 1975 At: Accident, Kianga Mine Age: Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Son of Edward Leslie Fletcher.

  Surname: Foden First names: Harry Born: At: Died: 2 Feb 1939 ? At: Accidentally killed Age: Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Graham First names: Leslie Francis Born: Sep 1928 At: Died: 25 May 1929 At: Age: 8 months Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Harrison First names: Alexander Born: 1893 At: Died: 29 Aug 1966 At: Age: 73 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Husband of Janet Highet Harrison. 'Pop'. 'erected by wife and family'.

  Surname: Harrison First names: Janet Highet Born: 1901 At: Died: 5 Jun 1984 At: Age: 83 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'Nanna'.

  Surname: Hay First names: Annie Born: 1893 At: Died: 1970 At: Age: 87 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: With Rose Ann Naumann.

  Surname: Hickey First names: Michael Norbett Born: 1869 At: Died: 6 Dec 1921 At: Age: 52 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Hiette First names: John Henry Born: 1878 At: Died: 25 Oct 1935 At: Age: 57 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Jackson First names: James Sidney Born: 1888 At: Died: 9 Mar 1945 At: Age: 57 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Jeffrey First names: Edward Born: 1861 At: Died: 7 Dec 1921 At: Age: 60 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: With Robert Neil Stevenson.

  Surname: Lambert First names: Ellen Eliza (Nell) Born: 1895 At: Died: 1 Mar 1946 At: Age: 51 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Wife of Fred Lambert. Mother of Ivy, Henry, Bill and Fred (Tiny).

  Surname: Lambert First names: Frederick Athol (Tiny) Born: 1926 At: Died: 1 May 1968 At: Age: 42 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Son of Ellen Eliza Lambert. Husband of Kath. Father of Patricia, Gary and Alan.

  Surname: Lester First names: Lucinda Born: 1893 At: Died: 16 Oct 1951 At: Age: 58 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'our dear mother'.

  Surname: Maizey First names: Charlotte Born: 1923 At: Died: 1929 At: Age: 6 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Maizey First names: James Born: 1923 At: Died: 1929 At: Age: 6 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Mallory First names: Clarice Estelle Born: 1915 At: Died: 19 Aug 1935 At: Age: 20 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: McHugh First names: Edward Born: 1878 At: Died: 8 Sep 1922 At: Accidentally killed Age: 44 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Moffatt First names: Alexander Born: 1883 At: Died: 7 Aug 1947 At: Age: 64 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Morrison First names: Johanna Born: 1860 At: Died: 21 Jul 1924 At: Age: 64 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Muir First names: Gordon Rowe Born: 1905 At: Died: 24 Feb 1955 At: Age: 50 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'loving wife and daughter'.

  Surname: Munster First names: Donald Edward Born: 2 Jul 1945 At: Died: 14 Jan 1946 At: Age: 6 months Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Munster First names: Rita Born: 1920 At: Died: 29 Nov 1967 At: Age: 47 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Wife of Robert James Munster. 'family'.

  Surname: Munster First names: Robert James Born: 1915 At: Died: 26 Mar 1954 At: Age: 39 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Husband of Rita Munster. 'wife and family'.

  Surname: Naumann First names: John Born: 1888 At: Died: 1955 At: Age: 67 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Naumann First names: Rose Ann Born: 1861 At: Died: 1938 At: Age: 77 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: With Annie Hay.

  Surname: Nolan First names: James Henry Born: 1873 At: Died: 14 Feb 1923 At: Age: 50 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Nolan First names: Raymond Morrison ('Stump') Born: At: Died: 12 Apr 1951 At: Age: Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Nolan First names: William Douglas Born: 1911 At: Died: 12 Apr 1943 At: Age: 32 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 9th Batt. A.I.F. Erected by the Dennis family of Beenboona.

  Surname: Porter First names: George Henry Born: At: Died: 28 Nov 1955 At: Age: Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'erected by wife and Ron'.

  Surname: Roberts First names: Alfred Terence Born: 1921 At: Died: 20 Aug 1964 At: Age: 43 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Robertson First names: Albert Fleetwood Born: 1921 At: Died: 25 Mar 1964 At: Age: 43 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Husband of May Winifred Robertson.

  Surname: Robertson First names: Archie Born: 1887 At: Died: 1954 At: Age: 43 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Husband of Jessie Robertson (née Andrews).

  Surname: Robertson First names: Jennifer May Born: 1952 At: Died: 5 May 1954 At: Accidentally killed Age: 18 months Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Robertson First names: May Winifred Born: 1921 At: Died: 18 Oct 1980 At: Age: 59 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Wife of Albert Fleetwood Robertson. 'erected by only son Ron'. Probable mother of Jennifer May Robertson.

  Surname: Royes (née Foden) First names: Mabel Born: 1920 At: Died: 16 Feb 1942 At: Age: 22 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Scott First names: Frank William Born: At: Died: 21 May 1954 At: Age: Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Scott First names: Mary Ellen Born: At: Died: 13 May 1959 At: Age: Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'our mother'.

  Surname: Sheedy First names: James Patrick Born: 1875 At: Died: 1922 At: Accidentally killed at Blair Athol No 1 tunnel Age: Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Husband of Ruby Sheedy (née Hunt).

  Surname: Smith First names: Annie Born: 1860 At: Died: 19 Aug 1933 At: Age: 73 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'loving husband'.

  Surname: Smith First names: Harry William ('Stack') Born: 1933 At: Died: 24 Oct 1966 At: Age: 33 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'sadly missed by mother, father, sisters and brother'.

  Surname: Smith First names: Herbert Stanwell Born: 1906 At: Died: 19 May 1973 At: Age: 67 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'my dear husband and our father' Husband of Joan Smith.

  Surname: Smith First names: Joan ('Nancy') Born: 1911 At: Died: 30 Dec 1975 At: Age: 64 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'our dear mother' Wife of Herbert Stanwell Smith.

  Surname: Smith First names: Ronald John Born: 1931 At: Died: 19 Nov 1948 At: Age: 17 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Stevenson First names: Robert Neil Born: Jul 1918 At: Died: 10 Feb 1919 At: Age: 7 months Buried: Blair Athol Comments: With Edward Jeffrey.

  Surname: Stevenson First names: W. R. Born: 1861 At: Died: 21 Feb 1935 At: Age: 74 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: White First names: Joan Born: 1878 At: Died: 15 Jan 1937 At: Age: 59 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'husband and family'.

  Surname: White First names: Robert Born: 1864 At: Died: 16 Aug 1922 At: Age: 58 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Husband of Isabella White.

  Surname: Whyte (White ?) First names: William Born: 1872 At: Died: 11 Feb 1969 At: Age: 97 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'family'.

  Surname: Williams First names: Agnes Born: 1887 At: Died: 1939 At: Age: 52 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'my dear wife and our mother'. Wife of Henry Williams.

  Surname: Williams First names: Emily Louisa Born: 1896 At: Died: 1898 At: Age: 2 Buried: Blair Athol mine lease Comments: This grave is to the immediate south of the mine lease, at the site of an old well.

  Surname: Williams First names: Henry Born: 1881 At: Died: 1944 At: Age: 63 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'our father' Husband of Agnes Williams.

  Surname: Williams First names: Herbert Thomas Born: 1878 At: Died: 8 Feb 1921 At: Age: 43 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: 'my dear husband and our father'.

  Surname: Window First names: Alfred Victor Born: 1897 At: Died: 14 Jun 1965 At: Age: 68 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Husband of Jean Carey Window. 'Pop'.

  Surname: Window First names: Barry Born: 1935 At: Died: 1958 At: Age: 23 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Window First names: Catherine Delia Born: 1891 At: Died: 7 Feb 1946 At: Age: 55 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Wife of James Window. 'my dear wife and our mother'.

  Surname: Window First names: Cecilia Born: 1873 At: Died: 12 Jul 1938 At: Age: 65 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

  Surname: Window First names: James Born: 1893 At: Died: 1 Jul 1977 At: Age: 84 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Husband of Catherine Delia Window. 'loving daughter'.

  Surname: Window First names: Jean Carey Born: 1904 At: Died: 28 Jun 1982 At: Age: 78 Buried: Blair Athol Comments: Wife of Alfred Victor Window. 'Nan'.

  Surname: Window First names: William Born: 1867 At: Died: 23 Mar 1937 At: Age: 70 Buried: Blair Athol Comments:

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