Died Sofala husband of Anastasia.
antoniogillan has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2020.
Hi there, re your private message today ..
Antonio Gillen was born in North Italy and died in Bullock Flat, near Sofala on 14 Sep 1861 (not 1863) aged 31.
His wife Anastasia Gillen (nee Carroll) was born in County Kilkenny to Patrick & Margaret Carroll and died 8 Dec 1868 at Bullock Flat aged 30
* I found the death dates for Antonio with surname spelling of GillEn & Anastasia GillOn, on a list of those buried at Hill End Tambaroora and District Burials. There are also a number of helpful links at that site.
The Cemeteries/Localities referred to on that site are:
* Baker's Flat
* Bell's Creek
* Box Ridge
* Erskine Flat
* Golden Point
* Hill End (Bald Hill or Bald Hills)
* Lower Turon
* Oakey Creek (Big Oakey Creek)
* Palmers Oakey
* Pennyweight Flat
* Sallys Flat
* Sheep Station Point
* Tambaroora (Bald Hill or Bald Hills)
* Turon River
* Wattle Flat
Have a play around with the Ryerson Index
It should be noted that no Burial Registers for the Catholic Cemetery at Tambaroora or the Chinese Cemetery at Tambaroora have been located.
I thought they may be buried at Sofala Cemetery on Bathurst Rd. Burials there date from around 1855 but headstones appear to start around 1869, making it harder to know for sure. It would be better if you could go visit the town/museum & history/cemetery & record keepers yourself, or know someone who could go there for you.
I looked through the newspapers of the day. One would expect something in the papers for those two who died so young, but found nothing at this stage.
Many thanks for your prompt response as you probably guessed that this is all new to me as I am still learning,so once again thanks for your patience. Marie Bushell.
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