TASMANIA

There are some fascinating old cemeteries in Tasmania which deserve a look even if they may not have Irish related graves. One of these is 

OLD ROSS CEMETERY.



You can see a list of graves here
http://austcemindex.com/cemetery-inscriptions.php?id=806
 but these photos are also well worth sharing. 
By kind permission of Jeff O'Keefe... (c) 2012




             J D no date, a footstone with the Tree of Life





BARKWITH Anthony
7 Oct 1850 - 22 Aug 1853
3y son of Anthony and Harriet (Hodges)





BLYTH William
8th Jan 1851  27 Jun 1851
5 months and 19 days
son of William and Agnes (MacDonald)








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AVOCA CEMETERY 
Tasmania


FITZ-GERALD Henry
Belleville, Co Mayo, Ireland
Died 28th December, 1883
Aged 63 years




(c)Janine Wilson

(c)Janine Wilson


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LAUNCESTON
Carr Villa Cemetery




©Janine Wilson




ELLIS John 
Died June 21st 1898 aged 68 years
buried old Catholic Cemetery, 
only headstone relocated to Carr Villa
See Biographies
ELLIS Catherine
Died  28 Jun 1908
Area Mon
Location A6
Number 161.00
ELLIS  Robert James
Died 26 Feb 1907
Area Mon
Location A6
Number 161.00
©Janine Wilson







GEE Richard
Born in Ireland 29th May 1851
Died 2nd August 1943

©Janine Wilson



JOHNSTONE/KENNEDY 
FAMILY GRAVE


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JOHNSTONE Allen Thomas
Died 30th Dec 1937 (?) aged 67 years
JOHNSTONE Hilda Theresa 
daughter
Died 9th Nov 1901 aged 3 months
JOHNSTONE Matilda Annie
Wife of Allen
Died 12th Nov 1946

©Janine Wilson


JOHNSTONE Kathleen Mary
Born 3rd Jul 1911
Died 1 Jan 1974
JOHNSTONE Leslie Andrew
Born 3 Oct 1901
Died 21 Sep 1975


©Janine Wilson

KENNEDY Mary
Born Co Limerick Ireland 1794
Died April 2nd 1878 aged 84 years
ANDERSON Catherine
Daughter of above
Born Ireland 1835
Died Aug 13 1893 aged 58 years



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KENNEDY  Andrew
Born 1834 Ireland Son of Mary
Died 31st March 1903

©Janine Wilson



LYONS  George
Born 1842 Dublin, Ireland
Died 23rd March, 1910 aged 67
Funeral 24th March, 1910
Area Mon, Location A, Number 593.00

©Janine Wilson

RYAN Matthew
Native of Co Tipperary Ireland
Died 12 July 1888 Age 84
Service Date 24 Dec 1948 *
Area Mon
Location A6
Number 162.00
RYAN Martin
Died 1 May 1921 Age 82
Service Date 24 Dec 1948 *
Area Mon
Location A6
Number 162.00
* Both had been buried in old Catholic Cemetery, 
 but remains and headstone were relocated to Carr Villa in 1948

©Janine Wilson






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HOBART
Cornelian Bay Cemetery 

CASH Martin
Born Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland 1808
Died 26th August 1877
Note.. error on gravestone
Aged 67 years

 See Biographies
An interesting story of a bushranger


©Janine Wilson







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RECHERCHE BAY
Cockle Creek Cemetery

via Cockle Creek Road, Recherche Bay
A convict cemetery.

(c)Marg Davies
DOHERTY, Thomas
Born c 1825 Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Died 17th March, 1882 at Southport
loving husband of Agnes Ann Braddy resting at Strahan
Father of William, Andrew, Alice & Thomas, Alfred, Agnes, Charles, Augustus, Elizabeth, Catherine, James & Henry

This plaque has been placed by his proud descendants.




(c)Marg Davies

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RICHMOND
St. John's Cemetery
38 St Johns Cir, Richmond TAS 7025



O'MEAGHER Henry Emmet Fitzgerald 

infant son of Thomas Francis and Catherine Meagher nee Bennett

Born Feb 1852
Died June 8 1852
Aged 4 months

* NOTE:  This is unusual in that the original headstone has been replaced.  Also the wording has been changed.
"Thomas Francis (Meagher)  Irish Exile to Y.D.I." You can read his biography here

St John’s Catholic Church (1837) and burial ground is the oldest Catholic church still in use in Australia. The church has had three spires. The present one was raised in 1972.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/ahf_event/st-johns-catholic-church/

All photos ©Al Staunton

 
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LAUNCESTON
Carr Villa Cemetery



LYONS  George
Born 1842 Dublin, Ireland
Died 23rd March, 1910 aged 67
Funeral 24th March, 1910
Area Mon, Location A, 539.00

©Janine Wilson



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