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Thread: Location of Brewarra Station

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    Post Location of Brewarra Station

    I am researching my Great great Uncle Michael Connor. He was tragically drowned 31/7/1891.
    He is buried at Brewarra Station in NSW. I think there might be a small cemetery there. It was I believe in the Barringun District Yantabulla. Can anyone help me please

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    Trove user
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    Near Mackay Queensland Australia
    Bigbird, do you think this might be the one?

    I have found to a big help in finding out of the way places.

    Some other urls that might point you in the right direction

    There doesn't seem to be a tie in with the NSW BDM. Maybe he was known by another first name??

    Regards Maurie Rose

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    Another very handy tool for place name searches is the following:

    Gazetteer of Australia Place Name Search

    It shows only one place named Brewarra - and it is a homestead, near Gulargambone.

    Gazetteer of Australia
    Record ID: GA32807
    Name: BREWARRA
    Variant Name:
    State: New South Wales
    Feature Code: HMSD (homestead)
    Classification: Built Structures
    CGDN: N
    Concise Gazetteer: N
    1:100K Map Index: 8535
    Authority: Geoscience Australia
    Status Description: Mapped 250K
    Latitude: -31.39
    Degrees (Latitude): -31
    Minutes (Latitude): 23
    Seconds (Latitude): 34
    Longitude: 148.34
    Degrees (Longitude): 148
    Minutes (Longitude): 20
    Seconds (Longitude): 14

    Brewarra homestead in near Gulargambone, which is north of Dubbo. Whereas the Barringun District, Yantabulla, is actually north of Bourke, quite some distance away. So perhaps your great uncle worked at homesteads in both districts.

    If he worked at Brewarra homestead, and was buried there having died as a result of an accident, there may not be a formal cemetery as such. You may have to get in contact with the current landowner to see if there is headstones remaining on the property. Remote properties, and even not so remote ones, often had informal burials on the property - but this burial location should still be shown on the death certificate.

    Have you found a copy of the death certificate? Where did you get the burial location information from?
    Last edited by Spearth; 10-03-2018 at 10:21 AM.

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