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Noccundra cemetery

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Noccundra Cemetery

Cemetery detail

Noccundra was a small township established in the late 19th century in far southwest Queensland. It functioned a stop over for droving teams and also a service centre for surrounding pastoral stations. A hotel was built in the 1880s and later a police station. Now only the hotel remains.

The cemetery contains two marked graves and is typical of an isolated burial ground in the bush. But this cemetery is unusual. In the corner of the cemetery, is a plaque with the names of Aboriginal people who are buried there. The plaque was placed there on the initiative of Hazel McKellar from Cunnamulla who did so much to record the history of Aboriginal people in southwest Queensland.