Leonora Update-

As I recently posted, the Menzies page on the Outback Family History web site has just undergone a makeover. The next town to be ‘worked over’ is Leonora. This is a slightly bigger project but there is already a good deal on the web site already.

I will be going though all my photographs and putting new one up and sorting the ones already there into catagories as with Menzies. The biggest job will be adding in the biographies for those buried in the cemetery. Over the years I have collected a vast amount of information which I will now collate and add to the web site. It is not in any particular date or alphabetical order, I will just be adding info in as I go.

If you have anything you would like to add to the Leonora page, do let me know, in particular if you have anyone in the cemetery. I am happy to add a link from the site to you in case of anyone else researching the same name.

The page address is:- http://www.outbackfamilyhistory.com.au/records/town.php?town=Leonora

The following is an example of some biographical information on some of the burials at Leonora.

HUSSEY Edward James, d 6 Aug 1903, Public hospital, Leonora, Occ:- Miner, 26yrs, Cause:- Ruptured gut, peritonitis, Father:- Richard HUSSEY (Station Master) Mother:- Emily NEWTON, born Arenal, Victoria, 20yrs in Victoria and 5 years in WA, Married to Georgina LYNCH at aged 20yrs in Numurkah, Victoria, 1 female child deceased. buried Leonora Cemetery.

DEARLOVE Blanche, d 21 Jul 1902, Spinster, Single, 26yrs, Cause:- Phthisis, Father:- Richard DEARLOVE (Schoolmaster) Mother;- Jane Ann SAUNDERS, born South Australia. In SA for 23 years, in WA 3 years, buried Leonora Cemetery Wesleyan Sec.

Blanche DEARLOVE Leonora Cemetery

COGLEY Thomas, d 16 Dec 1902, Leonora Lawlers Road, near Diorite, Occ:- Labourer, 30yrs, Suicide by hanging, Coroners Inquest held at Leonora, 20th Dec 1902, born Victoria, in WA for 5 years, buried Leonora Cemetery.

DAVIES Randolph Valentine, d 24 Oct 1903, Public hospital, Leonora, 22 yrs, Occ:- Labourer, Cause:- Gastric ulcer, peritonitis, Father David DAVIES (Upholsterer) Mother:- Alice Maderia PIKE, born Fitzroy, Victoria, 9 years in Vic, 10 yrs in WA, Single, buried Leonora Cemetery.

Leonora Fancy Dress

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My name is Moya Sharp, I live in Kalgoorlie Western Australia and have worked most of my adult life in the history/museum industry. I have been passionate about history for as long as I can remember and in particular the history of my adopted home the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. Through my website I am committed to providing as many records and photographs free to any one who is interested in the family and local history of the region.

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