Current cemetery - Pos S 23°43.328
|Duaringa is a truckstop on the main highway between Rockhampton and Blackwater.
The main cemetery is right beside the highway in the center of the township, on the right when entering from Rockhampton.
It is very well kept, with daily watering and regular mowing; truly an example.
Duaringa is on the western side of the river and so during floods is commonly cut off from Rockhampton for days. It lies on the Capricorn Highway (so called because it largely follows the line of the Tropic of Capricorn) which extends west and over the Great Divide to provide connections to the inland.
In spite of only being a service center for the surrounding stations, it does have some interesting entries. In addition to the main cemetery, a second collection of gravestones may be found at the old hall. Turn right at the two service stations and drive for about 200 meters.
Duaringa Shire Council has made available the official listings, which is very much appreciated. We have now gone to a live database called MOP ('Myra's Other Place') and headstones pictures are available there. Note that the MOP database has more that just cemeteries and includes shipping and passengers.
Current Duaringa cemetery
Surname: Allenden First names: William Occupation: Labourer Born: 1868 At: Died: 5 Jun 1924 At: Age: 56 Buried: Duaringa cemetery, QLD Comments: Applicant Mrs Allenden.
Surname: Baker First names: Emma Born: 1871 At: Died: 23 Aug 1948 At: Age: 77 Buried: Duaringa cemetery, QLD Comments: Wife of William Edward Baker.
|* Note that the Shire records give her age as 83 years; the above dates are based on the headstone details.|
|Not in Shire records under this name, but as 'Elenor Kalsh'. We have opted to accept the headstone data as the dates otherwise match.|