Rookwood 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.

Rookwood details follow:

Death registration: William Preston Death date: 21/08/1862 Mother’s name:- Father/parent’s name:- Registration details: 1862/C/422

Death registration: John Johnston Death date: 24/04/1869 Mother’s name:- Father/parent’s name:- Registration details: 1869/C/982

Death registration: Sarah Jane Phippen Reid Death date: 12/03/1875 Mother’s name: Mary Boyce Father/parent’s name: Thomas Stone Registration details: 1875/C/2104

Death registration: Lillian Reid Death date: 31/05/1877 Mother’s name: Sarah Jane Stone Father/parent’s name: James Reid Registration details: 1877/C/2600

Death registration: James Donely Death date: 09/06/1889 Mother’s name: Mary Power Father/parent’s name: James Donely Registration details: 1889/C/4169

 Surname  Christian   name/s  Death date  Burial  Age  Parents/notes   ref  Location
 PRESTON  William  21/08/1862  22/08/1862  30    1862/C/422
 JOHNSTON  John  24/04/1869  25/04/1869  68    1869/C/982  
 REID  Sarah   Jane   Phippen  12/03/1875  13/03/1875  35  Thomas   Stone/Mary   Boyce  1875/C/2104  
 REID  Lillian  31/05/1877  31/05/1877  5 wks  James/Sarah   Jane Stone  1877/C/2600  
 DONELY  James  09/06/1889  09/06/1889  2 mths  James/Mary   Power  1889/C/4169  
 DONELY  James    28/11/1889  30  John/Catherine   Lee  No record