Mocamonga/Mocomungal/The Tunnel, Herbert Creek burials

The following information was drawn from the public record ( as well as a privately compiled document titled Gogango District Cemeteries Burials and Monumental Descriptions.

The late Jim Dobbs, who farmed at Boolburra west of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, gave me the document. Where I’ve been able to identify the location of cemeteries, I have included a map reference.

The information may be useful to family researchers but comes with the warning that there may be errors and omissions as well as incomplete details. In some cases I have added newspaper references that support burial details.

Mocamonga/Mocomungal/The Tunnel, Herbert Creek details follow:

Death registration: Elizabeth Ann Reidy Death date: 04/07/1874 Mother’s name: Mary O’Mara Father/parent’s name: Peter Reidy Registration details: 1874/C/1465

Death registration: James Ward Death date: 13/04/1876 Mother’s name: Jane Tuck Father/parent’s name:Geo. Ward Registration details: 1876/C/1176 Birth registration:

Death registration: Jane Ward Death date: 22/03/1879 Mother’s name: Elizabeth Rayner Father/parent’s name: John Tuck Registration details: 1879/C/2576

 Surname  Christian   name/s  Death date Burial  Age  Parents/notes   ref Location
 REIDY  Elizabeth Ann  04/07/1874  05/07/1874  8   mths  Peter/Mary O’Mara  1874/C/1465  Former railway tunnel near  Edungalba
 WARD  James  13/04/1876  13/04/1876  9  George/Jane Tuck  1876/C/1176  
 WARD  Jane  22/03/1879  23/03/1879  36  John Tuck/Elizabeth   Rayner  1879/C/2576