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Cape Moreton Lighthouse Burial Site
Moreton Island, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Contributed by Judith Dickson, Jul 15, 2007 [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Total records = 4.
Cape Moreton Lighthouse Burial Site is located on the northern
point of Moreton Island at the northern entrance to Moreton Bay
at the lighthouse reserve.
Cape Moreton was the first lighthouse to be built in what is
now Queensland, but it was built as a New South Wales light in
1857 before Queensland became a separate colony.
A stone has been erected in more recent times to Mary Ann Griffin,
wife of an early lighthouse keeper Thomas Griffin, and to three
of their children, all of whom died and were buried here. I understand
that although the remains were thought lost, they were subsequently
located at the Queensland Museum, having been originally mistaken
for aboriginal remains. They have now been re-interred at the
The stone with its commemorative plaque is located just outside
the lighthouse reserve fence, adjacent to the track to the lookout.
It was erected by Mary Ann Griffin’s Great Grandson Philip Shanahan
- Judith Dickson
Griffin, Edward, d. 4 Feb 1883, aged 8yrs, s/w Mary Ann
Griffin (mother), Robert and Florence Griffin (siblings)
Griffin, Florence, d. 9 Oct 1872, aged 6days, s/w Mary
Ann Griffin (mother), Robert and Edward Griffin (siblings)
Griffin, Mary Ann, d. 8 Aug 1876, aged 37yrs, w/o Lightkeeper
Thomas Griffin, s/w Florence, Robert and Edward Griffin (children)
Griffin, Robert, d. 23 Oct 1873, aged 24days, s/w Mary
Ann Griffin (mother), Florence and Edward Griffin (siblings)
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