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Sandgate Cemetery - Virtual Records Online

It has been very busy around here lately and so my blog has sadly taken a back seat for a couple of weeks!  Life has settled down again now and so I should be back researching and posting more often from now on!

While researching on Friday I discovered that Sandgate Cemetery in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia now has virtual online records with photographs.  As I have quite a few relatives buried in this cemetery and little chance of getting to it anytime soon this is a very much appreciated improvement. 😊

Among my family buried there are the following:

  • My Great Grandfather John Joseph Donnelly who sadly does not have a headstone yet!  is here.  More posts concerning him can be found here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

  • My Great Grandmother Bridget Donnelly nee Lambert is here. She was once engaged to Henry Lawson and a number of his works were inspired by her including 'The Free-Selector's Daughter'. More posts involving her can be found here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

Meryvn James Phillip Donnelly  (b.1905- d.1943) My Grandfather.

  • My Aunt Cluna Evelyn Murray nee Donnelly is here along with her husband Harry Forbes Murray here.
Cluna Evelyn Murray nee Donnelly (b.1929-d.1988) and Darrell James Michael Patrick Joseph Donnelly (1942-2012). My Aunt and Father.

  • My Uncle John Bryan Donnelly is here
John Bryan Donnelly (b.1934-d.1984). My Uncle.

  • My Great Grandfather Michael O'Connor and his wife my Great Grandmother Elizabeth Phoebe O'Connor nee Walker are here and here. Of interest is that the dates on their headstone are incorrect, Michael died on the 3rd July 1935 and Elizabeth on the 19th March 1952. A former post of mine about them can be found here.

  • My Great Uncle Daniel O'Connor and his wife Janet nee Wilson are here and here. A former post of mine mentioning Daniel O'Connor can be found here.

  • My Great Aunt Elizabeth Evelyn Swadling nee O'Connor (here), her husband Alfred Watson Swadling (here) and their daughter Shirley Ann Swadling (here). A previous post of mine mentioning her can be found here.


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