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Gabanintha Western Australia   -    Latitude : 26 55 S Longitude : 118 39 E

A townsite 40 km south east of Meekatharra in the Murchison goldfields, Gabanintha derives its name from the mine located here. Mining leases were taken out here in 1895, and 1895-1910 were the peak years for the Gabanintha Mine. In 1897 the Gabanintha miners petitioned the government to survey a townsite at their place. An area was set aside and the townsite was gazetted in 1898. Lots were surveyed in 1905, and mining continued here until 1944 The townsite is now abandoned.

Gabanintha Cemetery - Star of the East -  Reserve 4548 -
40 km (25 mi) SE of Meekatharra WA

8 burials - first Jacob MADDOCK 1895 last William David LIND 1923

BENDER Minnie Sarah — 30yrs, d 7 Nov 1904, Cause Liver Cancer and Heart Failure, Father: Michael KENNEDY, Mother: Mary DUKE, Born Yarram VIC, Married twice, 1st to George William DAVIS on 8 Sep 1893 at Fitzroy VIC, 2nd to Oliver Martin BENDER on 3 Dec 1903 at Nannine WA, Children to 1st marriage: John George Walker b 1897, Olive Mary Ethel b 1898, no children to 2nd marriage, Reg 1579/1904, Buried Gabanintha Cemetery.

BENDER Minnie Sarah - Photo by Kevin Coate

CULLOTON Patrick James — 51wks, d 2 Feb 1896, Father: Edward CULLOTON (Labourer), Mother: Mary Jane MCAULIFFE, Born: Murchison WA, Reg 1015/1896 as CULLETON, Buried Gabanintha Cemetery

DALZIEL William ‘Gilbert’ — 35yrs, d 5 Feb 1901, Cause: Fell Down a Shaft at Tumbulgum Mine, Gabanintha, Father: George DALZIEL, Born Shetland Isles, Scotland, Reg 1444/1901, Buried Gabanintha Cemetery. Mine Death

Dalziel - Murchison Advocate - 9 February 1901, page 2


DEMPSEY Peter — 55yrs, d 11 Jan 1902, Occ; Shepherd, Natural Causes, Father: Timothy DEMPSEY, Mother: Catherine SLATTERY, Born: Carrabane, Galway, Ireland Aug 1852, Arrived in WA 1857, Reg 1582/1902, Buried Gabanintha Cemetery

GENGE Eva A — 2yrs, d 22 Feb 1900, Father: Edward GENGE (Miner), Mother: Margaret ‘Maggie’ F E EMERSON, Born: Maitland NSW, Reg 1346/1900, Buried Gabanintha Cemetery.

LIND ‘LINN’ William David — 55yrs, d 8 Nov 1923, At Hill View Station, Occ: Prospector, Cause: Heart Disease while driving a cart, Reg 24/1923 Murchison, Buried Gabanintha Cemetery.

LIND - Geraldton Express - 21 November 1923, page 2

MADDOCK Jacob, 43yrs, d 11 May 1895, Cause: Fell down a winze at the Star of the East GM, Gabanintha, Born: Wales, Reg 1170/1895, Buried Gabanintha Cemetery. Mine Accident:

PETERSON Peter — 63yrs, d 1 Feb 1901, Occ: Miner, Cause: Suicide by putting a plug of dynamite in mouth, Verdict of the Coroner, Born: Sweden, Reg 1442/1901, Buried Gabanintha Cemetery.


Western Mail 16 February 1901, page 57


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