P is for Pokolbin

Join me on my Cemetery Searching expedition for the 2023 A to Z Blog Challenge. I’ll be re-visiting some cemeteries and preparing for a wish list of others. Some family members will be mentioned but I also have an interest in German family graves as well as those of people born in Co Clare Ireland.

Glenmore Historic Cemetery, Rothbury, NSW

It may seem strange that I’m including this under Pokolbin but in my notes when I took these photos back in 2006, I’d noted it as a small cemetery near Pokolbin. This site tells us a little more about it. http://www.interment.net/data/aus/nsw/hunter/glenmore/index.htm

Sarah Jane BLICK died 18 August 1934, aged 87.
POKOLBIN PIONEER PASSES (1934, August 21). The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder (NSW : 1913 – 1954), p. 2. Retrieved April 18, 2023, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article99495381
John George KOHLER died 23 April 1914 aged 85 years, Rosina Catherine KOHLER died 5 January 1929, aged 83 years.
“Family Notices” The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder (NSW : 1913 – 1954) 11 June 1929: 4. Web. 18 Apr 2023 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article99408127&gt;.
Advertising (1914, April 30). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 – 1930), p. 2. Retrieved April 18, 2023, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article239132715
Alfred JOASS died 20 Oct 1900, aged 70 yrs
A Pokolbin Resident Found Dead in Bed. (1900, October 27). The Maitland Weekly Mercury (NSW : 1894 – 1931), p. 13. Retrieved April 18, 2023, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article127549909
John Windzor BUTLER, aged 50, died on 28 July 1893 at the Pokolbin State School where he was a teacher. Also his wife, Elizabeth Mary BUTLER who died 2 August 1927.

This cemetery is also known as Peacock Hill Cemetery per this commissioned study by the Cessnock Council. http://C1617-72-Community-Engagement-Masterplanning-for-Cemeteries–Cessnock-Cemeteries-Masterplan-Report-March-2019–Studio-GL-website-doc.pdf

14 thoughts on “P is for Pokolbin

  1. Oh, I remember your blog previous years! I confess I am not as much into cemetery research as I once was. I’m in Arizona in the U.S. southwest and my ancestors for the most part are East of the Mississippi and North of the Ohio rivers. But old obituaries tell so much… and probate records.

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  2. This cemetery looks to be quite old, judging by the stones. I see Alfred Joass has one of those garden plot graves you showed in an earlier post. A shame no one is planting anything in it.

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    1. Yes it started in 1870 which I guess isn’t all that old but some stones seem to weather worse than others. You’ve had me thinking about those garden plot graves, and from memory I’ve rarely seen any planted out.


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