These grave and headstone images were taken by members of the Bega Valley Genealogy Society and
are reproduced here with permission.

Numbered pegs with unknown occupants are not included.

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The excerpt below is from the Bega Valley Genealogy Society's introduction to Towamba Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 2
Towamba is a small village in the heart of the Towamba River valley, 30 kilometers from Eden on the Far South Coast and about the same distance from the Pambula-Bombala Road via Burragate. It was on the original road from the coast to the Monaro installed by Ben Boyd in the 1840s.
The first cemetery was situated on a property to the east of the village beside a creek. There were 10 graves, but the passage of time and the ravages of floods over the years have left only one tombstone to mark a burial place. The tombstone is reported to be the work of Thomas Blaze, an early settler, who came to Australia with Ben Boyd. He is buried in the present cemetery.
The tombstone remaining in this early cemetery is that of Jane Mitchell and her daughter. It was cracked in the 1971 flood, but is still in quite good order (this is now incorrect as the headstone has crumbled, Editor 2006) with the inscription in part as follows:
Amelia Mitchell, died 2 July 1864, aged 5 years; also
Jane Mitchell, mother of the above, died 13 Sept 1865, aged 36 years.


There was a footstone still in place with the initials J.M. on it. (This has now almost disappeared, Editor 2006)
It was decided to move the cemetery to higher ground and the present site, west of the village, was dedicated in June 1886.
The tombstones were transcribed on 9 March, 1988 and checked in June 1989. (Checked again by editor in 1998)
Grave of Amelia Mitchell and Jane Mitchell
ROW A
In Memory of
Our Father and Grandfather
HESSELL VINCENT HAZELGROVE

"BUSHY"

Died 6.9.1987 Aged 65 Years
R.I.P.
In Loving Memory of
LEO GEORGE HAZELGROVE
"SNOWY"

Born 24.2.1926 Died 1.11.1991
Aged 65 Years
Unmarked grave
Marker 66 *
JAMES McCARTHY
Died 20th March1909
ROW B

In Loving
Memory Of

My Dear Husband
& Our Brother,
LIONEL LESLIE
LOVE

Accidentally Killed
19. June 1954
Aged 37 Years.

In
Loving Memory Of
THOMAS EDWARD LOVE
Died 25th July 1961
Aged 65 Years.
At Rest.

ROW C
LOVE
In Loving Memory Of
JAMES
CHARLES
LOVE

Died 4. Aug. 1958
Aged 45 Years.
A Dear Husband
And Father.
(left side blank)
In Loving Memory Of
ALLAN JAMES LOVE
Died 9. Feb. 1943
Aged 18 Months
Always Loved & Remembered
& Infant Son 1954
In Loving Memory
Of TOM LOVE
Died Suddenly 8th Aug. 1918,
Aged 53 Years.
Honoured And Respected By All Who Knew Him
May His Soul Enjoy Eternal Rest.
Also Our Infant Son
ERNEST LOVE
[Died 14th October 1902, Aged 14 Days]

In Loving Memory of
Our Darling Mother
LUCY MARIA LOVE
Died 20th July 1947
Aged 74 Years.
Loved By All
Erected by
JAMES And ELLEN LOVE
To The Memory Of Their
Dearly Beloved Daughter
SOPHIA LOVE
Died 11th November 1895
Aged 21 Years 6 Months
A precious one from us is gone
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
Erected By JAMES A. LOVE
In Memory
of

His Dearly Beloved Wife
ELLEN LOVE,
Who Died 9th Nov. 1900
Aged 51 Years & 8 Months
We miss thee from our home dear mother,
We miss thee from thy place
A shadow on our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine of thy face
We miss thy kind and willing hand
Thy fond and warmest care.
Our home is dark without thee,
We miss thee everywhere.
[ALICE LOVE]
Death Date Unknown

In Loving Memory
Of
ANNE GREER
Died 25-12-1958, 77 Yrs.
In Loving Memory of
A Dear Husband & Father
AUGUST ROBERT
GRAMBOWER

Died 16. Jan. 1948
Aged 40 Years 6 Months
At Rest
In Loving Memory of
My Beloved Husband
JAMES V. ROBINSON
Died 2nd Oct. 1937
Aged 68 Years
"He Rests From His Labours".
In Loving Memory of
SUSAN
Beloved Wife Of
J. V. ROBINSON
Died 6th July 1939
Aged 76 Years
"She Rests From Her Labours."
[Mrs. AMELIA ELTON
Death Date Unknown]
In Loving Memory Of
Our Dear Parents
ALFRED
Died 14-6-1934, 64 Yrs.
JESSIE ANN
Died 25-1-1963 68 Yrs.
"At Rest."

TASKER is on foot of grave
In Loving Memory
Of
ALFRED
Died 19-12-1959, 64 Yrs.
Erected By
His Loving Wife And Family

Plaque - A.C.M.F., R.A.N. & R.A.A.F. insignia
Lest We Forget

TASKER is on foot of grave
[ANTONIA SUNFLOWER DALTON]
Here Rests
TREVOR. M. DUGGAN
Born 1930. Died 2007
ROW D
In Loving Memory of
A Dear Husband
LESLIE GORDON LOVE
Died 1-9-1987
Aged 57 Years
At Rest
But Always Remembered
MARY E. "LIZZIE" LOVE
Passed Away 7th June 1985
Aged 91 Years
Loved Not Forgotten

EINIE & LES
In Loving Memory Of
My Dear Husband & Our Father
WILLIAM W. LOVE
Died 7. Jan. 1941
Aged 55 Years.
Gone, But Not Forgotten
In Loving Memory
Our Dearly Beloved Mother
EILLEEN CHARLOTTE LOVE
(EINIE)
1918 - 2003
Always in our Hearts
In Loving Memory Of
ROY GEORGE LOVE
1917 - 1996
Sadly Missed By A Loving Wife & Children
In Loving Memory of
MARY JANE
The Beloved Wife Of
WILLIAM RYAN.
Died 29th August 1893
In Her 55th Year.
"Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled;
Neither Let It Be Afraid." St John XIV 27
Also
WILLIAM RYAN
Died 5th May 1919
Aged 84 Years
Thy Will Be Done.
Unmarked grave
Marker 45 *
UNKNOWN FALKNER
[Death Date Unknown]
Unmarked grave
Marker 49 *
UNKNOWN FALKNER
[Death Date Unknown]
Unmarked grave
Marker 46 *
UNKNOWN FALKNER
[Death Date Unknown]
Unmarked grave
- from previous transcriptions
White wooden cross
LUCY TASKER
[Death Date Unknown]
In Loving Memory Of
LAURENCE JOHN
TASKER

Died 18th January 1971
Aged 57
R.I.P.
Triple grave, three white wooden crosses
lying on grave
Cross 1 - In Loving
Memory
EUNICE RUTH TASKER
Passed Away 2.9.[19]96
Age 74 Years
Cross 2 - In Loving Memory
PAUL TASKER
Passed Away 26.7.[20]03
Age 57 Years
Cross 3 - In Loving Memory
KENNETH TASKER
Passed Away 14.6.[20]03
Age 48 Years
ROW E
In Loving Memory of The Beloved Sons Of
R. H. & M. A. JOHNSTON
FREDRICK THOMAS WESTERN

Died 25th Dec. 1897, Aged 10Years
TOM PRUSS
Died 3rd Dec. 1913
Aged 18 Years
SYLVESTER,
Died 20th Feb. 1890
Aged 10 Days
Rest In Peace
ROW F
In Loving Memory of
My Dear Wife & Our Dear Mother
MAY PARKER
Died 19th Sept 1909
Aged 40 Years
In Loving Memory of
MARIA MARGARET
The Beloved Wife Of
B. BEASLEY
Died 22nd Sep. 1911
Aged 43 Years
In Sad And Loving Memory
Of our Darling Little BERTHA
Who Died 16th June 1900
Aged 8 Years And 5 Months.
Erected By Her Loving Parents
B. And M. BEASLEY
Dearly Loved
We Had A Little Treasure Once
She Was Our Joy And Pride
We Loved Her Ah! Perhaps Too Well
For Soon She Slept And Died
Left
In Memory Of BENJAMIN
Died 9-8-1946 84 Yrs At Rest
Centre
In Loving Memory Of

JAMES EDMOND
Died 18-7-1945, 65 Yrs.
Right
In Loving Memory Of
JOHN
Died 17-3-1943, 82 Yrs.
At Rest
Unmarked grave
Baby BEASLEY
[Death Date Unknown]
In Loving Memory Of
Father
JOHN BEASLEY
Died 29/12/[19]06
Aged 85 Years.
Mother
ELIZABETH BEASLEY
Died 20/5/[19]18
Aged 72 Years
Both Born Berkshire
England.
R-I-P
In Loving Memory Of
EDWARD JAMES MITCHELL
Who Died 21st April 1897
Aged 39 Years
Erected By His Beloved Wife
Farewell, My Wife Dear, Farewell,
Adieu To Thee, Adieu!
And You, My Dearly Loved Ones All
Farewell, Farewell To You.
In Loving Memory of
GERALD OWEN MITCHELL
Died 16th September 1914,
Aged 24 Years.
Thy Will Be Done.
In Loving Memory of
JOHN THOMAS MITCHELL
Died 17th September 1921,
Aged 58 Years, 11 Months.
Nearer My God To Thee
In Loving Memory Of
Our Dear Mother
FANNY
Died 13-8-[19]52, 89 Yrs
Forever With The Lord.

(
MITCHELL is on foot of grave)
ROW G
THOMAS BLAZE
Born Bilston, England,
Died 3rd Aug. 1890,
Aged 76.
Erected by JESSIE PARKER.
In Remembrance
of
Our Dear Father
SAMUEL PARKER,
Who Died 15th May 1917
Aged 87 Years.
Marker 136
JACK BEASLEY
Marker 142
MOLLY BEASLEY
In Loving Memory
Of
Our Dear Mother
FLORENCE SARAH BEASLEY
Died 16.4.[19]74
Aged 97 Yrs
In Loving Memory of
Our Dearly Beloved Son & Brother
LESLIE OLIVER BEASLEY,
Who Was Killed 10th March 1922,
Aged 15 Years & 3 Months.
"Ye Know Not What Hour
Your Lord Doth Come."
In Loving Memory
Of
Our Dear Parents
GEORGE
Died 20-1-1917, 50 Yrs
CAROLINE
Died 5-8-1958, 82 Yrs
At Rest

(BEASLEY is on foot of grave)
In Memory Of
A Loving Husband & Father
GORDON BENJAMIN
Died 18-5-[19]59, 54 Yrs.

( Legacy insignia
BEASLEY is on foot of grave)
ROW H
In Loving Memory Of
ALFRED JAMES BEASLEY
Born 25th Dec. 1893
Died 4th Oct. 1985
At Rest
Gone Home
In Loving Memory of
Father
JOSEPH W. BEASLEY
Died 29th Aug. 1927
Aged 69 Years
Mother
SARAH A. BEASLEY
Died 2nd Jan. 1927
Aged 64 Years.
Sister
SARAH M. BEASLEY
Died 25th Oct. 1913
Aged 9 Years
In Loving Memory Of
Our Brother
HERBERT BEASLEY
Born 30.10.1899
Died 16.5.1949
At Rest
Wooden post on unmarked grave
M. TARGET
[Death Date Unknown]

ROW I
In Loving Memory Of
[left side] My Darling
Daughter JOY
And Mother Of
BILL And JOHN
MARTIN.
Joined Her Father
11 April 1951
Aged 38 Years.
[right side] My Dear Husband
ALF. E.
ALEXANDER.

Died 6 Mar. 1950
Aged 68 Years.
In Loving Memory
Of Our Dear Son & Brother
ANTHONY BRIAN TONY FARRELL
Passed Away 9.11.[19]73 Aged 30 Yrs
Erected by Parents, Family
And Close Friends Of Lae N.G
At Rest
In Loving Memory Of
GEORGE ESMOND FARRELL
Who Passed Away 2 June 1950
Aged 57 Years.
Also His Wife
EILEEN
Passed Away 18 Sept. 1993 Aged 90 Years
At Rest.
Rock and broken wooden cross
- from previous transcriptions
SAM PHILLIPS
[Death Date Unknown]
In Loving Memory of
CLARA PHILLIPS
Died 13. Jan. 1931 Aged 65 Years.
SAMUEL PHILLIPS
Died 14. July 1951 Aged 85 Years
"Lord Abide With Me"
ROW J
Headstone 1
In Loving Remembrance of
ELIZABETH MARTIN
Who Died 2nd May, 1910
Aged 91 Years.
GEORGE MARTIN
Beloved Husband Of Above
Died 23rd Sep. 1925
Aged 105 Years.
Call Not Back The Dear Departed,
Anchored Safe Where Storms Are O'er;
On The Border Land We Left Them,
Soon To Meet, To Part No More.
Headstone 2
In Loving Memory of
SAMUEL MARTIN
Dearly Beloved Son Of
G. & E. MARTIN
Died 22nd Aug. 1900
Aged 45 Years & 5 Months.
"The Lord Gave & The Lord Hath Taken Away.
Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord."
Erected By His Dear Father & Mother.
ROW K
Small grave within concrete surround,
broken wooden cross
- from previous transcriptions
BEVERLEY DENISE BUTCHER
Aged 4 Years 2 Months
[Death Date Unknown]
Headstone - Etched A.I.F. insignia and cross
4542 Private
MALCOLM J. McLEOD
2nd Battalion
4th June 1934
His Duty Nobly Done
Plaque - CLARINDA AMELIA McLEOD
Born 1.1.1899 ~ Died 20.10.1999
Reunited with MALCOLM JOHN
Loving Mother, Grandmother
To All Her Family
[Cremated and buried with her Husband]
Double grave, single headstone
In Loving Memory Of
Our Dear Parents
JAMES T. DICKIE
Born Birkenhead Eng. 7.5.1868
Died 24-5-1964
HANNAH DICKIE
Born Towamba 24-9-1878
Died 11-7-1964.
At Rest.
To The Memory Of
Our Dear Father
JOHN W. DICKIE
Died 14. July 1951
Aged 78 Years
At Rest
To the Memory of
MARY ELLEN SOLOMON
Born Liverpool, England
Died 2nd June 1912,
Aged 75 Years
After Life's Fitful Fever,
She Sleepeth Well
In Loving Memory of
EMMA E. SLATTERY
Died 15-4-1944
Aged 79 Years

In Loving Memory
of
Our Dear Mother
ANN RICHARDS
Died 27th March 1904
Age 75 Years
Though Lost To Sight To Memory Dear
In Loving Memory of
ROBERT H. RICHARDS,
Died 17th Dec. 1936
Aged 80 Years.
At Rest.
Marker 64
UNKNOWN PARKER (Child)
[Death Date Unknown]
Single grave within weathered wooden
picket fence, wooden stake
Marker 130
R. HIGGINS
[Possibly ROBERT HIGGINS
who died 25th May 1907 -
from Eden Court House Records]
In Loving Memory of
My Dear Son
ROBERT ANTHONY FALKNER
Died 3rd March 1922,
Aged 17 Years & 5 Months.
God Takes The Loved Ones
From Our

Homes But Never From Our Hearts.
In Loving Memory of
ISABELLA ANN LAING
Died 12 May 1965
Aged 86 Years.
At Rest
In Memory Of
DONALD LAING
Passed Away
29 June 1973.
R-I-P
In Loving Memory Of
ARTHUR LAING "CHARLIE"
Born 30 April 1916
Died 30 October 1981
Rest In Peace
Marker 72
UNKNOWN WISEMAN (Mrs.)
[Possibly ABIGAIL WISSMAN,
who died 20th April 1913 -
from Eden Court House Records]
Marker 74
Cross - [left side] CATHLEEN ROSE
B. 18-10-1950
D. 18-10-1950
[right side] PATRICIA JEAN
B. 18-10-1950
D. 18-10-1950
McDONALD
In Loving Memory Of
McDONALD
MABEL JESSIE EUGENE

Born 5.12.1919
Died 6.10.1997
Aged 77 Years
Dearly Loved Mother & Grandmother
Forever In Our Hearts
ROW L
JOHN W. A. MACEY
(JACK)

Born 1st September 1914
Caringbah
Died 29th June 2000.
No sorrow will your heart betide
Without a comfort by it's side
The sun may sleep in his sea-bed
But you have star light overhead.
In Loving Memory Of
EILEEN FARRELL
Died 21st Dec. 1978
Aged 79 Years
At Rest
Headstone -
In Loving Memory Of
Our Dear Son
LESLIE FARRELL
Passed Away April 9. 1965
Aged 40 Years.
At Rest
Plaque - Etched open book
Remembrance
Headstone - In Loving Memory Of
A Dear Husband & Father
DAVID JOHN FARRELL
Died 11 Feb. 1969
Aged 78 Years
At Rest
Plaque - A.I.F. insignia and cross
In Memory Of 4752 Private
DAVID JOHN FARRELL
18th Battalion A.I.F.
Died 11.2.1969 Aged 78 Years
At Rest
In Loving Memory
Of
BERTHA J HARTNEADY
Passed Away 2nd Feb. 1939,
Aged 69 Years.
Neath Thy Care.
In Loving Memory of
JOHN HARTNEADY
Passed Away 11th Jan 1941
Aged 76 Years.
Neath Thy Care.
NX25339 Private
J. A. DONNELLY

2/4 Infantry Battalion
19th September 1987
Age 66

A Loving Husband & Father Who Will
Always Live In Our Hearts & Thoughts
Left headstone - In Loving Memory Of
A Dear Husband & Father
HENRY JENNER SOUTH
Died 10 April 1967
Aged 77 Years
At Rest

Right headstone - In Loving Memory of
Our Dearly Beloved Mother
ELSIE THERESA SOUTH
3.5.1894 * 29.3.1992
Aged 97 Years
May We Always Remember Her
ROW M
In Loving Memory Of
ROWLAND SAMUEL WALTER SOUTH
19-2-1919 - 6-11-2009
A Loving Husband & Father
"ROLLO" You will always be in our hearts