TORRENS CREEK: Archive
Pos S 20°45.806'
|Driving from Charters Towers to Cloncurry takes you across the Gulf Country.
Its a long way indeed and hardly exciting. On the way the Flinders Highway passes through small towns of varying sizes and Torrens Creek is one of those
The cemetery is tucked away down the side of the river and not at all obvious and seems to owe its existence to the seasonal Wet when nobody (in earlier times) could travel very far.
Today there's merely a cluster of houses and a pub, plus a bright new sign pointing the way to the cemetery, but when one follows the directions it is to become lost in a maze of dirt tracks. What needs to be known is that the cemetery is about a hundred meters inside a grassy field accessed by a gate that gives no hint of its purpose... The cemetery listing shown here is complete in terms of visible headstones.
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;
Sample of MOP search screen
Surname: Allen First names: Emily Jane Born: 16 Jul 1885 At: Died: 16 Oct 1887 At: Age: 2 years 8 months Buried: Torrens Creek cemetery, QLD Comments: Daughter of Patrick & Elizabeth Ann Allen nee Harriss.
Surname: Allen First names: John Harriss Born: 9 Mar 1893 At: Died: 30 Nov 1893 At: Age: 8 months Buried: Torrens Creek cemetery, QLD Comments: Infant son of Patrick & Elizabeth Ann Allen nee Harriss.
Surname: Bennett First names: Charles H. Born: ca Mar 1901 At: Died: 23 Aug 1915 At: Age: 14 years 5 months Buried: Torrens Creek cemetery, QLD Comments: Son of Charles & Frances Bennett.
Surname: Bunt First names: William John Born: ca 1902 At: Died: 6 Dec 1954 At: Age: 52 Buried: Torrens Creek cemetery, QLD Comments: 'My dear husband and our father'.
Surname: Doherty First names: Anne Isobell Born: ca 1883 At: Died: 23 Apr 1949 At: Age: 56 Buried: Torrens Creek cemetery, QLD Comments: 'My dear wife and our mother'.
Surname: Galliot First names: Louis Born: ca 1889 At: Died: 11 Jan 1922 At: Age: 33 Buried: Torrens Creek cemetery, QLD Comments: Beloved husband of Edith Lillian Bunt.