Rocky 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.

Rocky Creek details follow:

Death registration: John Campbell Death date: 28/02/1874 Mother’s name:- Father/parent’s name: Malcolm Campbell Registration details: 1874/C/1351

Death registration: Michael Kearney Death date: 06/04/1874 Mother’s name:- Father/parent’s name:- Registration details: 1874/C/1379

Death registration: Elizabeth Devereux Death date: 14/05/1874 Mother’s name: Catherine Larken Father/parent’s name: Thomas Devereux Registration details: 1874/C/1417

Death registration: Elizabeth Scott Death date: 09/09/1874 Mother’s name: Jane Lowry Father/parent’s name: Andrew Scott Registration details: 1874/C/1490 Birth registration: Elizabeth Scott Birth date: 28/05/1874 Mother’s name: Jane Lawrie Father/parent’s name: Andrew Scott Registration details: 1874/C/3216

Death registration: Matilda Elizabeth Pickett Death date: 11/01/1875 Mother’s name: Matilda Poole Father/parent’s name: Charles Pickett Registration details: 1875/C/2012

Death registration: Mary Ann Wright Death date: 17/01/1875 Mother’s name: Emma Green Father/parent’s name: John Wright Registration details: 1875/C/2018

Death registration: Sarah Elizabeth Grigg Death date: 25/12/1874 Mother’s name: Emily Mison Father/parent’s name: William Grigg Registration details: 1875/C/2019

Death registration: Richard Harvey Death date: 31/01/1875 Mother’s name: Margaret Ann Brandon Father/parent’s name: George Harvey Registration details: 1875/C/2209

Death registration: Esther Anne Plumb Death date: 28/01/1875 Mother’s name: Caroline Grigg Father/parent’s name: Jerry Plumb Registration details: 1875/C/2026

Death registration: Annette Pattel Death date: 26/03/1875 Mother’s name: Sarah Rickwood Father/parent’s name: John Pattel Registration details: 1875/C/2133

           ROCKY CREEK    
 Surname  Christian   name/s  Death date  Burial  Age  Parents/notes   ref  Location
 CAMPBELL  John  28/02/1874  01/03/1874  9  Malcolm/  1874/C/1351
 KEARNEY  Michael  06/04/1874  07/04/1874  40    1874/C/1379  
 DEVEREUX  Elizabeth  14/05/1874  15/05/1874  11   mths  Thomas/Catherine   Larken  1874/C/1417  
 SCOTT  Elizabeth  09/09/1874  09/09/1874  4 mths  Andrew/Jane   Lowry  1874/C/1490  
 PICKETT  Matilda   Elizabeth  11/01/1875  12/01/1875  1  Charles/Matilda   Poole  1875/C/2012  
 WRIGHT  Mary   Ann  17/01/1875  18/01/1875  1  John/Emma Green  1875/C/2018  
 GRIGG  Sarah   Elizabeth  25/12/1874  26/01/1875  11   mths  William/Emily   Mison  1875/C/2019  
 HARVEY  Richard  31/01/1875  01/02/1875  2  George/Margaret   Ann Brandon  1875/C/2209  
 PLUMB  Esther   Anne  28/01/1875  29/01/1875  2  Jerry/Caroline   Grigg  1875/C/2026  
 PATTEL  Annette  26/03/1875  27/03/1875  1  John/Sarah   Rickwood  1875/C/2133