At Kookabookra Cemetery

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.

Grave marker for Ellen Meehan at Kookabookra Cemetery.

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