NORFOLK ISLAND







Historic Norfolk Island Cemetery. Photographed by well known photographer Charles Kerry 1858-1928. Courtesy State Library of Victoria [H21792]



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The following photos and information are posted with kind permission from 

Australian Cemeteries Index


 Originally posted 3 February, 2012


BARRY James 
aged 36 years 
Died on Norfolk Island, January 6, 1844. 
He was born in County Kerry, Ireland.






BEDWELL Patrick 
aged 26 years 
Died on Norfolk Island on July 3, 1842. 
He was born in the city of Dublin, Ireland.





BRYAN James 
Died on Norfolk Island, in August 1944. 
He was born in County Tipperary, Ireland.



 BURKE Walter   
Died on Norfolk Island on September 22, 1834, aged 28, 
having been executed for mutiny. 
He was born in County Tipperary, Ireland.








Martin BURNS 
Died on Norfolk Island, September 10, 1841, aged 40. 
He was born in County Clare, Ireland.




A full view of the gravestone of Martin Burns

                                                                  

 (c) Jeff O'Keefe






CASSIDY  Mary Anne
wife of John 
Died on Norfolk Island on February 11, 1849, aged 36. 
She was born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland.












CURLEY Nicholas
Died on Norfolk Island on November 27, 1842, aged 38. 
He was born in County Galway, Ireland.










DALEY Charles
Died on Norfolk Island on July 3, 1841, aged 41. 
He was born in Dublin, Ireland.






FLAHERTY Patrick
Died on Norfolk Island on December 26, 1842, aged 32. 
He was born in County Mayo, Ireland.










GLENNY Pat
Died on Norfolk Island on September 22, 1834, aged 28. 
He was born in County Limerick, Ireland.










HALL John
Died on Norfolk Island on September 9, 1843, aged 24. 
He was born in the city of Dublin, Ireland.



 HUNTER Thomas
Died on Norfolk Island on February 17, aged 22. 
He was born in Belfast, Ireland.





KELLY    Bartholomew
Died on Norfolk Island on June 21, 1842, aged 26. 
He was born in Kilmurry, County Cork, Ireland.












LYNCH Patrick
Died in Norfolk island on April 18, 1842, aged 24. 
He was born in County Kilkenny, Ireland.










McCANN Bartholomew
Died on Norfolk Island on September 3, 1845, aged 25. 
He was born in Belfast, Ireland.










MULLIGAN Patrick
Died on Norfolk island on November 4, 1843, aged 33. 
He was born in the city of Dublin, Ireland.














SHARP John
Died on Norfolk Island in 1841, aged 28. 
He was born in County Dublin.















SMITH  Stephen
husband and father, was murdered on Norfolk Island on July 1, 1846, aged 40. 
He was born in Dublin, Ireland.


#27, 2 July 1846

The funeral of Stephen Smith, who had been murdered the previous day, took place at 2pm. 

Smith had been transported to Norfolk Island for seven years in 1832 for robbery. During 1837 he requested a permanent position at Norfolk Island upon the expiry of his sentence, and was appointed as Police Runner.

Smith's usefulness was regularly noted in commandants' letters to headquarters: his absence in 1842 to give evidence at a trial left the establishment "much crippled" according to Superintendent Alexander Maconochie, for example. Smith was almost certainly a trafficker, however: in 1847 two sacks of meal were found in his hut, ordinarily grounds for dismissal, but Commandant Joseph Childs overlooked the offence as Smith was too valuable to lose. 
Smith left behind a widow and three children. A headstone was erected to his memory, which stands today in Norfolk Island's cemetery.











STOREY William 
Died on Norfolk Island on January 9, 1838, aged 29. 
He was born in the city of Dublin, Ireland.







WHALEN Daniel
Died on Norfolk Island in 1841. 
He was born in Belfast, Ireland.





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Additional photos are courtesy of Jeff O'Keefe

Overview of cemetery...
Please click on image to enlarge.
        (c) Jeff O'Keefe


Among others...

Stephen SMITH, Native of Dublin, free overseer of Norfolk, who was barbarously murdered by a body of prisoners on the 1st July 1840, whilst in the execution of his duty at the Settlement Cook house, leaving a wife and three children to lament his loss.



                             (c) Jeff O'Keefe





A little more reading about the Irish on Norfolk Island...

* http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/an-irishman-s-diary-on-dark-deeds-on-the-penal-colony-of-norfolk-island-1.2171976

* http://www.australianhistoryresearch.info/first-fleeters-deaths-on-norfolk-island/





































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