Campbellville Cemetery Site

Address: Roys Road, Coochin Creek
Opened: 1881-1890
# graves: 0 surviving historic memorials, 1 recent

Campbellville, one of the first European pioneer settlements north of Brisbane, was established on this site in 1881. It was built around a sawmill owned by James Campbell, a Scottish immigrant and enterprising businessman.

From 1881 to 1890 the settlement was the main trading center for logging and indistry in the area and was home to almost one hundred people.

A paddle steamer, Mavis, was specially built to run between Brisbane and Campbellville. Try to imaging her coming into view, rounding the sharp creek bend, heading for the wharf on the incoming tide with yet another load of supplies for people throughout the district.

Campbellville was abandoned after the railway reached Landsborough in late 1889 and little is known of the location of the buildings and houses which once formed the township.

All that is left to remind us of its existence are the remains of this small cemetery.

The creek behind is about as far north where you could cut timber and without leaving Moreton bay. So the steamer can reach here from Brisbane without leaving protected waters.

More information about

Wikipedia: Coochin Creek

Sunshine Coast Council: Backward Glance: Coochin Creek and its history

Trove: List: Campbellville QLD

Trove: 1976, English, Book, Illustrated edition: Campbellville and cedar days : an outline history of the former south-east Queensland sawmilling township of Campbellville and pioneers of the associated timber industry / by A. C. Gubby.

Bribie Island History: Historic Campbellville which lists burials (and indicates use as early as 1867) -:
datename and notes
Mrs. Harry Blake (wife of the saw sharpener and engineer at the mill)
Mr. Petersen, probably Mr. W. Petersen
Mr. Frank Lovsey (or Lovesie)
child of Frank Assen, yardman at the mill.
13 Feb 1867infant child Francis Assen
Mar 1884Andrew Lovesy
6 Mar 1886infant child George Campbell

Photographed: May 2019

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