Mallacoota  West  Cemetery
1913 ~ 2009

 


Mallacoota is situated 521 km east of Melbourne with a population of approx. 3,000 people in normal months and about 30,000 in holiday time.  The Mallacoota West Cemetery is situated on Mirrabooka Rd. approx. 2 kilometres before the township.  10 acres of land was donated for the cemetery but only about 1 acre is being used at the present.  The original Mallacoota Cemetery is in Croajingalong National Park across the lake from Mallacoota on Cemetery Bight.  Access is by boat or there is also a walking track.  No records exist for this Pioneer Cemetery but there is possibly half a dozen headstones still there.

The area was first settled in the 1830's when Ben Boyd and the Imlay brothers who where whaling along the coast of southern New South Wales to Northern Victoria. They established Mallacoota Inlet as their major station south of Twofold Bay.

By the early 1840's Captain John Stevenson was granted the first pastoral run in the area.  A memorial to him is on this CD.

The War Memorial is also on this CD-ROM

By the 1880's more settlers had moved in and commercial fishing began with the fish being shipped to Melbourne.  In 1894 gold was discovered in the district.  The Spotted Dog Mine was in operation for approximately  3 years. The Pioneer Cemetery is near the Spotted Dog gold mine.

The Cemetery is signposted at the intersection of Mirrabooka Road.

To obtain further information please contact the Secretary of the Trust, Mr. Barry Allan, C/O Mallacoota  Post Office.

Cost  ~  $40.00 plus $5.00 for P & P to anywhere in Australia.

 


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