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Cemetery Trail

Oberon has a very rich history and there are many families who have lived in the area for generations. The past of many families is recorded in local cemeteries dotted across the district, and locals and visitors alike trace the wonderful stories of these families by visiting local cemeteries.

Many cemeteries within the Oberon area began around the turn of the 20th century.

Oberon Council took over the Cemeteries Register for a number of local cemeteries in 1968, including the Oberon General Cemetery, the Black Springs Cemetery, Shooters Hill Cemetery, O’Connell Cemetery and Porters Retreat Cemetery.  Oberon Council is also in charge of Isabella Cemetery and Burraga Cemetery.

There are also a number of private cemeteries around the Oberon area, including Abercrombie River, Arkstone, Bloom Hill, Brisbane Valley Creek, Buckburraga, Duckmaloi, Glwyndr, Maryvale, Mount Olive, Mountains Home Phills Falls, Mutton Falls, Old Black Springs, Reedy Creek, Sidmouth Valley, Slippery Creek, Stoney Creek, The Meadows, Todds Road and Wrens Nest. There are also cemeteries at the churches of St Barnabas in Oberon, St Joseph’s in O’Connell and St Thomas’s at O’Connell.

There are also many unmarked and unknown burial sites in the area, and Oberon Council has a committee currently working on identifying unmarked graves.

Local Lynn Agland is a local family historian and is happy to help people trace their family tree. Lynn can be contacted via the Oberon Visitor Information.

There is also a family history group who meets on Monday afternoons at the Oberon Visitor Information Centre, where people can learn to trace their family tree.

The Oberon Council Library also has a range of local family history books. For more information on the library’s local history collection please call (02) 63298220.

For more information and interment list, please visit the Oberon Council website >>

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