Ravenswood Cemetery Headstones Index
Ravenswood, located about 120 kilometres south-west of Townsville, was founded in 1868 following the discovery of gold and was an extremely prosperous gold mining centre with a population of up to 5000. The Hotels and Publicans Index published by QFHS shows more than 50 hotels in the 1870s. Today it is almost a ghost-town though it still has many reminders of the past - mullock heaps, tall chimneys, discarded machinery and the cemetery.
Headstones remaining in the cemetery in November 2003 record details of former residents from 1872 to recent times, with 2001 the date of the most recent burial recorded on the monumental inscriptions.
Queensland Family History Society Inc. aims to promote the study of family, and local history, genealogy, and heraldry, and to encourage the collection and preservation of records relating to the history of Queensland families. www.qfhs.org.au