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Series ID21241
Previous System Location 
TitleApplications for Graves - Polson, Howard and Nikenbah Cemeteries
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Start Date 1/10/1900
End Date 31/12/1982
Date Statement N/A
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Forms submitted by undertakers/funeral directors for graves at Polson, Howard and Nikenbah Cemeteries

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Items Total Items: 5
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System of Arrangement By cemetery, then chronological
How To Use Series Select the appropriate item for the relevant date. Turn to the section for the relevant cemetery, then locate the approximate date of death/burial.
May be used in conjunction with Burial Registers.

Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
2074Howard Cemetery Trust 1/10/1900 28/3/1905
500Polson Cemetery Trust 1/10/1900 23/12/1905
956Howard Shire Council 28/3/1905 17/2/1917
1481Pialba Shire Council 23/12/1905 17/2/1917
11876Burrum Shire Council II 17/2/1917 20/12/1975
950Hervey Bay Shire Council 20/12/1975 10/9/1977
11877Hervey Bay Town Council 10/9/1977 31/12/1982
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Access Category0 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by responsible agency
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11052
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Restriction DetailsN/A
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Series IDTitleRelationship
21240Burial Registers - Polson, Howard and Nikenbah CemeteriesGraves at Polson, Howard and Nikenbah Cemeteries
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This series contains forms submitted by undertakers/funeral directors to make funeral arrangements, known as Applications for Graves or Cemetery Returns, for graves at Polson, Howard and Nikenbah Cemeteries.

Each form shows the name, denomination, late residence, rank/profession and age of the deceased, in addition to where born, minister to officiate, day of funeral, hour of funeral and supposed cause of death. Details relating to the grave were also recorded, including portion of cemetery, number of grave on plan, whether the grave was public, private or a vault (and what size if not public), what depth and whether it was a first or second interment. Later forms sometimes show the date of death, gender of the deceased and details relating to the next of kin. Forms were signed by the undertaker or representative of the deceased and the sexton of the cemetery. The name of the relevant cemetery appears in the title of the form. Information submitted on this form was likely used to complete the relevant details in the cemetery’s burial register.

Death certificates, district registrar’s certificates, correspondence and other related materials are occasionally interleaved between the applications.
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Queensland State Archives Series ID 21241, Applications for Graves - Polson, Howard and Nikenbah Cemeteries
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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