The First Burial at Balmoral Cementary - Morningside - QLD - Australia
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S 27° 28.284 E 153° 03.834
56J E 506313 N 6961349
Quick Description: History of Balmoral Cementary, Balmoral Cemetery is a major cemetery in Morningside, Brisbane
Location: Queensland, Australia
Date Posted: 3/23/2020 10:58:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM127WN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
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The First Burial at Balmoral Cemetery

Early records from the Cemetery are a little patchy. Despite the efforts of Brisbane City Council there are many gaps in our knowledge of early burials.
However we do think the first burial was took place in 1874. Sadly, it was that of George Wilson Pointon, a 6 year old boy who had drowned in Norman Creek on 26 June 1874. His brother William was disinterred from the Brisbane Cemetery (Lang Park) reinterred with him.
The boys' parents, William Pointon (1842 - 1923) and Annie M Pointon (1842 -1928) are also buried in the same grave Section 1 Plot 63.
Age/Event Date: 1874,

Type of Historic Marker: Plaque only

Type of Historic Marker if other: Not listed

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