This cemetery comprises two parcels of land
located either side of the entrance to Kingston
College. The smaller section is believed to be the
Catholic section. Headstones date between 1896
and 1941. As many local people could not afford headstones, it is
know the exact number of burials at the site. A newspaper report has
led to the
identification of one unmarked grave - that of Kuraby resident William
who died in May 1923. Prominent local families including Charles and
Kingston, John and Emily Mayes, the Armstrongs, Cordingleys, Laughlins
Seeleithers are buried at Kingston Pioneer Cemetery.
Charles and Harriet Kingston originally lived in a slab hut at Tygum before taking up land at Scrubby Creek in 1872. His first house 'Oakwood' was the receiving office for the mail from 1884 during the construction of the South Coast Railway. Once the railway opened in 1885 the station assumed the name of Kingston and the mail was received from the railway station. The second house the family built at 'Oakwood' remains on site overlooking Jacaranda Avenue. Charles Kingston died in 1904 and Harriet died in 1911.
John and Emily Mayes lived to the north of the Kingstons and took up their land in 1873. They also lived in a slab hut for many years, and it remains on site at Mayes Cottage at 36 Mawarra Street. In late 1888 the family built a new home which they called 'Pleasant Place', locally known as Mayes Cottage. John Mayes died in 1908 and Emily in 1933.
John and Mabel Cordingley ran the Kingston store and blacksmith, William Laughlin was the clerk of the Waterford Shire Council. The Seeleithers farmed at Park Ridge, and Bill Seeliether ran one of the early sawmills in Woodridge.
Extracted from Logan City link below
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Kingston Pioneer Cemetery with transcriptions
Logan City Cemeteries
A Brief History of Logan
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