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Mount Margaret/ Craiggiemore > Mount Margaret Cemetery


Established in 1897 when the townsite of Mt Margaret was gazetted.

11 Burials between 1896-1901 apart from one in 1930 and one in 1942.

Latitude: -28.806418
Longitude: 122.168054
GPS: 28 48.38505, 122 10.08316


Mt Margaret Cemetery – Photo Find a Grave


The whole area for Mining Leases and for registration of Birth Marriage & Deaths was called the Mt Margaret District but the place or event could have happened anywhere within the Shire of Laverton.

The Mt Margaret Aboriginal Community was established in 1921 and is situated 5kms from the original Mt Margaret Townsite and Cemetery.

BAILEY Hugh Sidney – d 8 Apr 1899, 35yrs, at Mt Margaret Hospital, Cause: Typhoid, Occ: Assayer for the Westralia Mt Morgan GM, Father: John Burn BAILEY, Mother: Ann Linnell PARTRIDGE, Born: Jul 1862, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, Reg 5/1899 Mt Margaret, Buried Mt Margaret Cemetery.

The Herald Coolgardie 11 April 1899, page 4
The death took place at the Mt Margaret Hospital on Saturday last from typhoid fever of H. S. Bailey, assayer of the Westralia Mt Morgan Goldmining Company, Mt Margaret, and late of Goodenough Sharp and Co. Deceased was 36 years of age. He was formerly connccted. with the Tasmania Co operative Timber Company, of King Island, Bass's Straits. In our advertising columns appears a death notice, inserted by several of his comrades, who suffered with him the hardships of the King Island expedition, and by them and those who met him on the goldfields he was highly respected.

BAKER Harry – Nov 1901, Cause: Drowned, Reg 46/1901 Mt Margaret, Buried Mt Margaret Cemetery.
North Coolgardie Herald and Miners Daily News 1 November 1901

The King's Well Mystery
Deceased identified as Harry Baker
Open Verdict.

An inquest on the body found at King's Well, at Mt Margaret, was held on Wednesday. before Mr E. E. Allanson, acting Coroner. and a jury comprising Messrs Murray and J Allanson. Evidence was given showing that the body was found as previously reported. The body was identified by the clothes and general appearance as that of Harry Baker. late night watchman at Menzies. The face was beyond recognition. Circumstances of a somewhat peculiar nature are that there was no food in the stomach and that the deceased's boots and trousers were off and floating in the water. Baker had been in Morgans for a few weeks and was noticed to be acting in an eccentric manner. He started to ride to Laverton, but returned, saying that he had lost his bicycle in the bush. Subsequently, he reached Laverton, where he left some property. Nothing was then heard of him for several weeks. The jury returned a verdict that in their opinion the body found in King's Well was that of a man known as Harry Baker, late of Menzies. That death was caused by the failure of the heart's action, and that there was nothing definite to prove whether he fell down the well accidentally or committed suicide.

BENNETT/BURNETT William Ralph – d 24 Apr 1899, age 26yrs, Cause: Typhoid, Occ: Baker, Reg 8/1899 Mt Margaret, Buried Mt Margaret Cemetery.

ISAACS William - d 6 Apr 1899, 36yrs, Occ: Miner, Cause: Acute Tuberculosis, Reg 4/1899 Mt Margaret, Death Registered by partner, James COX, Buried Mt Margaret Cemetery.

LENNON John Richard - d 22 Aug 1898, 6 months, Cause: Eutero Colitis, Father: John LENNON (Storekeeper), Mother: Ann Jane RILEY, Born: Ryde NSW, in WA 3 mths, Reg 14/1898 Mt Margaret, Buried Mt Margaret Cemetery.

MULLINS Martin – d 15 Oct 1898, 46yrs, Occ: Miner, Cause: Multiple Hepatic Abscess, Reg 18/1898 Mt Margaret, Buried Mt Margaret Cemetery.

Mt Margaret Hospital - Photo SLWA

MUNSHANK William – d 4 Jun 1897, 59yrs, at Mt Margaret Hospital, Occ: Miner, Cause:  Exhaustion, Reg 710/1897, Buried Mt Margaret Cemetery.

STIRLING William Matthew – d 27 Apr 1897, 67yrs, Occ: Miner, Cause: Bright's Disease Heart Failure Father: William STIRLING, Mother: Grace McGregor, Married to Louisa Hannah EDWARDS on 19 Jun 1860 Morphett Vale SA, Children: William Matthew born 1860, Mary Ann born 1862, Marion born 1864, Alfred born 1866, Alexander born 1868, Alice May born 1870, Thomas born 1873, Louisa born 1876, Henry James born 1878, Emily born 1879, Reg 5/1898, Mt Margaret, Buried Mt Margaret Cemetery.

William Matthew STIRLING – Photo Find a Grave

SUMMERS Margaret - d 4 Mar 1898, 38yrs, Occ: Cook, Cause: Multiple Neuritis, Cardiac failure Reg 6/1898 Mt Maragret, Buried Mt Margaret Cemetery.

TRENTER Alfred Edwin – d 22 Dec 1897, 30yrs, Occ: Hotel Keeper, Cause: Multiple Nephritis, Heart failure, Reg 1/1898 Mt Margaret, Buried Mt Margaret Cemetery.

Menzies Miner 1 January 1898, page 10


Mr A. E. Trenter, of the Mt Margaret Hotel, died last night owing to failure of the heart. He had been suffering for two months, but not seriously until the last fortnight. Without a doubt he was the most popular man in Mt, Margaret. He was president of the local progress committee, and connected with and took a leading part in all other local public bodies. He was only 29yrs of age and had been in the colony four years. The funeral took place this afternoon and was followed by nearly every individual in Mt Margaret. Mr Spence officiated at the grave.

Alfred William TRENTER is memorialised in Kingston Cemetery, SA.

WADE John William – d 25 Aug 1942, 13 yrs, at Laverton, Father: William WADE, Mother: Iris HARRIS, Missionaries, Reg 21/1942 Mt Margaret, Buried Mt Margaret Cemetery.

Story: Too Late to Say Goodbye

Kalgoorlie Miner 17 July 1942, page 1

On Warburton Ranges Track

About noon yesterday che Laverton ambulance commenced a 200 miles' trip each way along the Warburton Ranges track to succour a boy seriously injured when run over by a tractor trailer is John Wade, 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade, senior missioners at the Warburton Range mission, and his known injuries are a fractured, ankle, fractured thigh, probable fracture of the knee, internal injuries and extensive bruises and lacerations. According to latest reports yesterday, he has been rendered first aid on the track by the missioners and was awaiting, in mulga stick splints, the arrival of the ambulance. He is said to be very bright and cheery and bearing up well.

The report of the accident came from the Laverton police, on information received by radio sent from the portable transmitter on the vehicle. According to it the accident occurred on Wednesday. The Warburton Range mission tractor trailer transport vehicle was en route to the mission, on a routine trip, when the boy, a passenger, was jolted from the vehicle by a bump. He fell to the track and one wheel passed diagonally over his body. Other passengers were Mr. C. E. Payne, a misioner at the Warburtons, the boy's 10-year-old sister, Carol, with Mr. Wally Mack, the driver. The Laverton ambulance took Mr. Syd Williams, of the Morgans mission, as a guide and arrangements have been made for another vehicle to be sent to the Warburtons for the boy's parents.

Wally Mack and John Wade (aged 13) at Mt Margaret Mission, 1942 -
Taken shortly before John's death - Photo SLWA

John Wade – Mt Margaret Cemetery- Photo Find a Grave


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