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Woombye Cemetery
Maroochy Shire, Queensland, Australia

Lat: 26° 40' 52"S, Lon; 152° 58' 28"E

Contributed by Joy Byrne, Mar 10, 2000, last edited May 07, 2007 [jby53388@bigpond.net.au]. Total records = 1,396.

Woomby Cemetery is situated on the Palmwoods Road, and is best found by following the Palmwoods signs. It is on a slip road which runs over the hill, on which the cemetery is located.

Woombye was established in 1889. The entrance road passes through an avenue of giant camphor laurel trees. Within the cemetery is an area dedicated as a war memorial. Approximately thirty retuned servicemen are commemmorated in this section. Included:

D.J. Green, died 3rd March, 1945, Signalman of Royal Canadian Corps of Signals & husband of Catherine of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
John Purdon, 1887-1952, Pte 2nd Beds regiment.

The earliest stones found were that of:

Matilda Stempf who died 26th Jan 1892, aged 48.
Peter Frederick Kuskopf b. 18-7-1832 to 15-9-1905, and wife
Catherine, nee Reyder, 18-3-1846 to 30-8-1919, are proclaimed to be Palmwoods earliest settlers.

Adjacent to the reserve is a Lions project park, "Sir Francis Nicklin Park". It has plaques commemmorating members of the Lion club. Sir Francis Nicklin was Premier of Queensland, as well as being the local member of the Legislative Assembly for many years.

Records for Woombye Cemetery are held at the Kulangoor Cemetery Office, which is on the northern outskirts of Nambour on Ackermann Road.

- Joy Byrne

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