Rolleston


Rolleston is a small township on the road from Moura to Springsure, about 45 km from Springsure. All graves have been recorded, in spite of there being a number of relatively recent interments.
Collected and collated by Alan Wagener

  Surname: Best First names: Frederick James Born: 28 May 1847 At: Died: 10 Sep 1886 At: Age: 39 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Drowned crossing the Brown River, Rolleston. Brothers and sisters in other lands have placed this stone to mark his grave.

  Surname: Bock First names: Mola Born: 1877 At: Died: 7 Jul 1956 At: Age: 79 Buried: Rolleston Comments: 'our dear Dad'.

  Surname: Burnett First names: Henry Born: 1861 At: Died: 30 May 1954 At: Age: 93 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Husband of Ruth Elizabeth Burnett.

  Surname: Burnett First names: Ruth Elizabeth Born: 1874 At: Died: 22 Nov 1955 At: Age: 81 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Wife of Henry Burnett.

  Surname: Dallas First names: Bradley John Born: At: Died: At: Age: Buried: Rolleston Comments:

  Surname: Davies First names: Thomas Born: 1849 At: Died: 30 Mar 1902 At: Age: 53 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Overseer of Planet Downs Station for 20 years.

  Surname: Dolgner First names: Cecil George
Genealogy Born: 1908 At: Died: 14 Feb 1968 At: Age: 60 Buried: Rolleston, QLD Comments: Son of Louis and Eliza Dolgner, brother of Walter. 'My dear husband'.
  Surname: Dolgner First names: Charles Louis (Karl Ludwig)
Genealogy Born: 1833 At: Bssow, Kreis Friedeberg, Prussia Died: 29 Feb 1872 At: Age: 39 Buried: Rolleston, QLD Comments: Spouse of Maria ne Krger.
  Surname: Dolgner First names: Eliza
Genealogy Born: 1868 At: Died: 3 Jul 1946 At: Age: 78 Buried: Rolleston, QLD Comments: Wife of Louis Charles Dolgner. Mother of Cecil George and Walter Dolgner.
  Surname: Dolgner First names: Louis Charles
Genealogy Born: 1864 At: Died: 9 Jul 1942 At: Age: 78 Buried: Rolleston, QLD Comments: Husband of Eliza Dolgner. Father of Cecil George and Walter Dolgner.
  Surname: Dolgner First names: Walter
Genealogy Born: 1902 At: Died: 1 Jul 1958 At: Age: 56 Buried: Rolleston, QLD Comments: 'Our dear brother'.
  Surname: Donovan First names: Joseph George Born: 1886 At: Died: 22 Feb 1940 At: Age: 54 Buried: Rolleston Comments:

  Surname: Eyles First names: Elizabeth Ann Born: 1879 At: Died: 16 Sep 1964 At: Age: 85 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Wife of George John Eyles.

  Surname: Eyles First names: George John Born: 1869 At: Died: 3 Aug 1937 At: Age: 68 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Husband of Elizabeth Ann Eyles.

  Surname: Eyles First names: Lawrence Joseph Born: 1901 At: Died: 8 May 1963 At: Age: 62 Buried: Rolleston Comments:

  Surname: Eyles First names: Pearlie Born: 1910 At: Died: 11 Oct 1984 At: Age: 74 Buried: Rolleston Comments: 'my dear mother'.

  Surname: Eyles First names: Ruth E. Born: 1858 At: Died: 26 Mar 1873 At: Age: 28 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Wife of Thomas Eyles.

  Surname: Eyles First names: Thomas Born: 1838 At: Died: 29 Dec 1881 At: Age: 43 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Husband of Ruth E. Eyles.

  Surname: Eyles First names: Thomas George Born: 1899 At: Died: 13 Jan 1965 At: Age: 66 Buried: Rolleston Comments: 'our dear father'.

  Surname: Fisher First names: Margaret J. Born: Mar 1868 At: Died: 14 May 1873 At: Age: 5 years 2 months Buried: Rolleston Comments:

  Surname: Highfield First names: B.R. Born: At: Died: At: Age: Buried: Rolleston Comments:

  Surname: Hodgson First names: Mary Augusta Born: At: Died: 14 Jan 1941 At: Age: Buried: Rolleston Comments: Wife of William Hodgson.

  Surname: Hodgson First names: William Born: 1867 At: Died: 21 Aug 1937 At: Age: 70 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Husband of Mary Augusta Hodgson.

  Surname: Jackson First names: Clarence William Born: 3 Oct 1931 At: Died: 1 Jun 1989 At: Age: 58 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Husband of Shirley Del Jackson.

  Surname: Jackson First names: Shirley Del Born: 23 Feb 1937 At: Died: 25 Nov 1989 At: Age: 52 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Wife of Clarence William Jackson.

MEMORIAL
Surname:    Johnson 
First names:    A.E. 
Born:At: 
Died:    7 Feb 1931 
Age:Buried:Rolleston
Comments:    Pilot of aircraft.  

Surname:    Oram 
First names:    Dora F. 
Born:1912               At: 
Died:    7 Feb 1931 
Age:19            Buried:Rolleston
Comments:  

Surname:    Smith 
First names:    Alan W. 
Born:1905               At: 
Died:    7 Feb 1931 
Age:19            Buried:Rolleston
Comments:  
Immediately adjacent to the cemetery at Rolleston is the airstrip. It is a small strip, intended for light aircraft and presumably, Flying Doctor services. With the township so far from other centers it makes sense to fly in from a remote station.

On the day in question the aircraft was from Yeppoon, which is on the coast some 40 km from Rockhampton, and the pilot was willing to give the locals a joy ride, taking those interested for a short flight over the immediate area.

It is not recorded exactly what caused the crash, but the plane took off to the south-east and had only just cleared the end of the runway when it suddenly nose-dived down into the ground, killing the pilot and his two passengers. All were buried here in the cemetery less than 100m from where they died...


  Surname: Lincoln First names: Bryan Vernan Born: 1936 At: Died: 11 Feb 1954 At: Age: 18 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Accidentally drowned at Planet Downs Station.

  Surname: Lothian First names: Reginald John Born: 1936 At: Died: 17 Dec 1992 At: Age: 80 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Husband of Thelma, father of Zelda, John.

  Surname: McKinlay First names: Charles John Born: 1905 At: Died: 6 Aug 1974 At: Age: 69 Buried: Rolleston Comments: 'dear husband and father'.

  Surname: Meek First names: Daphne Born: 1934 At: Died: 13 Mar 1984 At: Age: 50 Buried: Rolleston Comments: 'dear wife, our mother'.

  Surname: Meek First names: Stephen Lawrence (Steve) Born: 1968 At: Died: 20 Mar 1976 At: Age: 8 Buried: Rolleston Comments: 'our darling son and brother'.

  Surname: Mills First names: Robert Keith (Bob) Born: 1918 At: Died: 16 Jun 1981 At: 'Warremba' (station?) Age: 63 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Lived Ballimore. Missed by Joy Tremain and families, son Michael and families.

  Surname: O'Connor First names: Michael J. Born: 1954 At: Died: 5 May 1980 At: Accidentally killed Age: 26 Buried: Rolleston Comments: 'erected by young men and residents of Rolleston'.

  Surname: Penhallurick First names: Ruby Margaret Born: 1900 At: Died: 16 Mar 1949 At: Age: 49 Buried: Rolleston Comments: 'dear wife and mother'.

  Surname: Powell First names: Margaret Jane Born: Feb 1867 At: Died: 18 Oct 1912 At: Age: 45 years 8 months Buried: Rolleston Comments:

  Surname: Powell First names: Roderick Henry Born: 1866 At: Died: 2 Jun 1945 At: Age: 79 Buried: Rolleston, QLD Comments:

  Surname: Priddle First names: Edward Samuel
Genealogy Born: 1894 At: Died: 10 Oct 1958 At: Age: 64 Buried: Rolleston, QLD Comments: 'our dear father'
  Surname: Priddle First names: Joseph Vigar
Genealogy Born: 5 Oct 1843 At: Tintinhull, Somerset, England Died: 4 Sep 1927 At: Rolleston, QLD Age: 84 Buried: Rolleston, QLD Comments: Husband of Matilda Charlotte Louisa Priddle ne Dolgner.
  Surname: Priddle First names: Joseph John
Genealogy Born: 1880 At: Died: 29 Oct 1967 At: Age: 87 Buried: Rolleston, QLD Comments: 'dear husband, our father'. Husband of Mary Ellen Priddle.
  Surname: Priddle First names: Mary Ellen
Genealogy Born: 1891 At: Died: 31 May 1978 At: Age: 87 Buried: Rolleston, QLD Comments: Wife of Joseph John Priddle. 'dear mother'.
  Surname: Priddle First names: Matilda Charlotte Louisa
Genealogy Born: 1854 At: Died: 13 Aug 1941 At: Age: 87 Buried: Rolleston, QLD Comments: Wife of Joseph Priddle.
  Surname: Priddle First names: Neville John
Genealogy Born: Feb 1946 At: Died: 8 Mar 1947 At: Age: 11 months Buried: Rolleston, QLD Comments: Brother to Pamela Jane Priddle, son of Phyllis May Priddle. 'dear son and brother'.
  Surname: Priddle First names: Pamela Jane
Genealogy Born: 1942 At: Died: 2 Jun 1949 At: Age: 7 Buried: Rolleston, QLD Comments: Daughter of Phyllis May Priddle, sister of Neville John Priddle.
  Surname: Priddle First names: Phyllis May
Genealogy Born: 1918 At: Died: 22 May 1980 At: Age: 62 Buried: Rolleston Comments: 'my dear wife, our mother'. Mother of Neville John Priddle. 'mother, mother-in-law and g'mother'.
  Surname: Roache First names: Margaret Born: Jul 1892 At: Died: 21 Feb 1913 At: Accidentally drowned Age: 20 years 11 months Buried: Rolleston Comments: 'erected by schoolmates'.

  Surname: Roache First names: Margaret Born: 1857 At: Died: 5 Feb 1886 At: Age: 29 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Wife of Patrick Roache.

  Surname: Rose First names: Elizabeth Born: ca 1850 At: Died: 6 Nov 1938 At: Age: 88 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Wife of George Henry Rose.
This information kindly provided by Gwen Singh.

  Surname: Ryan First names: John Born: 1842 At: Died: 20 Dec 1879 At: Age: 37 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Husband of Mary Anne Ryan.

  Surname: Ryan First names: John Patrick Born: 1858 At: Died: 22 Nov 1927 At: Age: 69 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Husband of Kezia Jane Ryan.

  Surname: Ryan First names: Kezia Jane Born: 1871 At: Died: 26 Jun 1959 At: Age: 88 Buried: Rolleston Comments: Wife of John Patrick Ryan.

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