I’ve been doing a bit of local history research lately – researching both the local area, and local families. One forgotten cemetery I came across was Kookabookra Cemetery. Kookabookra, along with neighbouring Bear Hill, were once looked upon as rich gold-bearing locations. The gold rush was short-lived though (aren’t they all).
Small communities thrived in those areas for a time and part of the community was the cemetery. I located Kookabookra’s cemetery and went for a visit. It was a short drive across a paddock that looks to have been ploughed in the not too distant past (presumably ploughing over unmarked graves).
The only visible sign that this was once a cemetery is the lone grave marker of Ellen Meehan.