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|Stanwell is a small village on the road between Rockhampton and Blackwater, in Queensland.
It was once a staging post for pioneers moving from the inland downs to the township of Rockhampton, and is nowadays the location for a power station as well as a point on the coal-carrying railway running from the coalfields down to the coastal town and port of Gladstone, Rockhampton not having any port facilities at all.
The cemetery is set back from the road and is overlooked by old trees that keep it cool and somewhat old-worldly. It is somewhat overgrown, but recent attempts to improve it seem to be working.
We have now gone to a live on-line database called MOP ('Myra's Other Place') and the records listed below are steadily being copied over. Once a record is there a green tick will show alongside the entry. The MOP database has a lot more than just cemetery records and is worth checking out here where you can log in as Guest password guest.
Actual headstone data; Data from other sources;
Surname: Acutt First names: Frances Louisa nee Holland Born: 28 Mar 1890 At: Died: 10 Dec 1956 At: Age: 66 Buried: Stanwell Comments: Wife of Charles Thomas Acutt.
Surname: Acutt First names: Charles Thomas Born: 13 Feb 1890 At: Died: 6 Aug 1950 At: Age: 60 Buried: Stanwell Comments: Husband of Frances Louisa Acutt.
Surname: Acutt First names: George Born: 1900 At: Died: 8 Apr 1930 At: Age: 30 Buried: Stanwell Comments: Son of Charles and Alice Acutt.
Surname: Allan First names: Mary E. Born: At: Died: 1 Jun 1950 At: Age: Buried: Stanwell Comments: Wife of George W. Allan.
Surname: Allan First names: George W. Born: At: Died: 24 Sep 1943 At: Age: Buried: Stanwell Comments: Husband of Mary E. Allan.
Surname: Andersen First names: Ane Margarethe Born: 1852 At: Died: 15 Dec 1902 At: Age: 50 Buried: Stanwell Comments: Wife of Niels Andersen.
|Comments:||Eldest son of George and Elizabeth Sanderson. In the Boer War he was a Sergeant in the 5th Brigade, QLD Division, and died of enteric fever. Newcastle is a township near the border of the low veldt province of Natal, and the high veld province of the Transvaal. At Newcastle the escarpment is quite gentle.|