Site Details
Brocks Creek Cemetery
Six remaining gravesites situated on a flat area in open woodland covered by thick grass. Two wooden posts with some fencing wire attached remain at the northern and southern extremities of the remaining gravesites (approximately 56 paces apart) and at the western side of the area in which the remaining graves are located. It is likely that these are the remains of the fence erected around the cemetery in 1902. A marble headstone in the shape of a cross resting on a concrete block marks George Alwynne Wilson¿s grave. Iron railings set in concrete featuring ornamental ironwork on the corner posts surround the grave. Clara Caddy's grave is marked by the top half of a rusted tin memorial head plate and has iron fencing around the grave featuring a repeated fleur-de-lis pattern. Two seashells have been placed on the grave inside the fencing. Another small grave is marked with a concrete border, one other is marked with a slate headstone and another with a border of rusted tin.
Brock's Creek Cemetery, established by the South Australian Government in 1898 as a last resting place for deceased Europeans in the Brock's Creek mining area, is of historical significance to the Northern Territory. Those who died and were buried there were pioneers of the Territory's early mining history and their efforts were a contribution to the formative years of this industry. The many activities, which took place in the Brock'¿s Creek were reflected in the occupations of those laid to rest in the cemetery. These included miners, Zapopan Mine managers, a mounted police constable and local pioneer pastoralists. Brock's Creek Cemetery is the burial place, of Adam Johns, a prominent pioneer of mining in the Territory who was responsible for building the plant and buildings of the Zapopan Mine in 1895 and whose death led to gazettal of a cemetery reserve. The circumstances of the deaths of those interred are evidence of the lack of medical services, harsh physical environment and hazards faced by the pioneers whose deaths were often a consequence of mining accidents and outbreaks of malarial fever. Two of those buried in the cemetery were victims of the water problems, which plagued Brock's Creek mines, and of attempts by English mining companies to use inappropriate modern mining methods in the area. The cemetery documents the influx of English miners, particularly Cornish miners who brought their skills and knowledge of mining technology to Brock's Creek. Brock's Creek Cemetery was a ceremonial place of assembly of prominent local and Territory identities for burials of Brock's Creek residents.
s24 notification process instigated
Un-Incorporated Area
Further Reading Pedersen - McLaren, B. 1990. Brock's Creek: a history of it's mining, it's expectations and disappointments 1870-1911. Unpublished MA (Qualifying) thesis, University of Queensland, Brisbane.
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