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Witta Cemetery (Teutoburgh Cemetery)
Caloundra Shire, Queensland, Australia

Lat: 26° 42' 22"S, Lon: 152° 49' 38"E

Contributed by Joy Byrne, Mar 06, 2000, last edited Mar 23, 2011 [jby53388@bigpond.net.au]. Total records = 799.

Witta Cemetery is situated on the north-western edge of the shire on the Blackall Range, near Maleny. It is 3.6 Km from Kenilworth Rd to the Cemertery on Witta Rd.

The cemetery was formerly known as Teutoburgh, after a German mission, established nearby. Ernestine Vandreike, daughter of Carl Schutz, wife of August Vandreike, born Germany, arrived 1885 "Dorunda", died 14th Sep 1912, aged 79, and her son Herman, born Germany, died 3rd Nov 1905, aged 43.

A number of the plates here have pictures or symbols indicating the interests of the deceased. e.g. musical notes, piano, horserider, fisherman, sailing ships, motorcycle, guitar. One tall monument has a simple inscription- In memory of William, a true friend, native of North Queensland. Epitaph for Colin Henry Bryce, born 20th Aug 1922, died 13th Jun 1996. "It's not the first game that counts, it's the last one."

-Joy Byrne

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