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.

Rocky Hall was on the original road between the Far South Coast and the Monaro (via Big Jack Mountain) surveyed by Ben BOYD in the 1840s. It became quite a large settlement with shops, a couple of hotels, boarding houses, a school, Butter Factory and a Union Church. It was a convenient stopping place before the hazardous climb up the mountain. Governor-General, Lord NORTHCOTE, paid the district a visit in 1907, and coming down Big Jack his conveyance had an accident, throwing some of the passengers out on the road - luckily not the Governor-General - so they were probably pleased to see the township of Rocky Hall where they could rest and recover. That accident was not an isolated incident from all accounts. Even today, while it is a very pretty drive, the road still needs to be treated with caution.

The school had 70-80 children in the early part of the 1900s, but when the main road to Bombala was changed to the less steep Mount Darragh route in 1931, the whole village fell on hard times, until today it is little more than a community centre for the surrounding district. The school closed in 1974 as a result of lack of pupils, but in 1987 it reopened as a pre-school.

The cemetery is situated approximately 3 kilometres south-east of Rocky Hall Community Centre on the road to Towamba and Eden. To get there you travel 1.8 kilometres west out of Wyndham on the Mount Darragh Road Turn left into New Buildings Road and then travel 9.3 kilometres to the end of this road. Turn right into the Big Jack Mountain Road and travel 2.7 kilometres along this road to Cemetery Road (just over Basin Creek bridge) and turn left. The cemetery can be quite clearly seen from the road and there are two closed gates to get into it. It was dedicated on 16th January 1880, and is set in a large paddock, now largely overgrown. Mowing is restricted owing to rare vegetation found in the cemetery. A shelter with table and seats has been erected near the gate.

The visible headstones and graves were first transcribed on 9th March 1988 and checked in June 1989, both times by Irwin and Joyce PROWSE. In December 2004 the cemetery was transcribe again by Bernard CORNELL, Barbara and Nancy GRANT. In 2011 the cemetery was photographed by Allan & Barbara CROWE. Checking was done by Kate CLERY.
**The above excerpt from Bega Valley Genealogy Society's 'Monumental Inscriptions, Known Graves and war Memorials in the Bega valley shire. Book 2'

SECTION 1
ROW 1
In Loving Memory Of
TRACY ANNE
SCHILLING
B.A.
22.6.1970 To 12.12.1995
Loving Daughter To SHEILA & JOHN
Loving Sister To KEL
Left Our World But Not Our Hearts
R.I.P. Beloved
BERYL LEGGE
16-10-1920 19-1-1997
Cherished Mother Of
JOHN And ELIZABETH
Loving Grandmother
And Great Grandmother
Forever In Our Hearts
ROW 2
JUDY SATCHWELL
Loving Mother Of
EBONY And TOBY
And Wife Of KIM
Died 19th April 1992
Aged 47 Years
Rock-covered grave, blank rock headstone

[KIM SATCHWELL
Died November 2004]
ROW 3
Plaque 1 - MAVIS JEANETTE MARSHALL
Loved Wife Of DONALD
Mother Of DUNCAN & JAN
Died 8 Oct. 1988
Aged 80 Years
Plaque 2 - DONALD STUART MARSHALL
Loved Husband Of MAVIS
Father Of DUNCAN & JAN
Died 27 Feb. 1987
Aged 84 Years
In Memory Of
MARTIN JOSEPH
WALKERS

5th October 1940 ~ 14th December 1993
Dearly Loved And Missed
By Family And Friends.
ROW 5
In Loving Memory Of
ROGER BERNARD
BOLAND

Died 11 July 1953
Aged 61 Years.
Sacred
to the Memory of
PATRICK BOLAND
Son Of J. & E. A. BOLAND
Born 17th March 1882
Died 1st August 1932.
R.I.P.
In Memory Of
JAMES L. DIVERSI
Died 17-8-1938 51 Yrs
R-I-P
In Loving Memory of
MARGARET DIVERSI
Who Died On 22nd Nov. 1920,
Aged 76 Years.
Grave within iron fence, large cross on
single headstone
[on cross] i.h.s.
In Loving Memory of
VIRGINIA MADELINE DIVERSI,
Who Died March 25th 1903,
Aged 20 Years.
Immaculate Heart Of Mary,
Your Prayers For Her Extol;
Sweet Sacred Heart Of Jesus,
Have Mercy On Her Soul.

[Roman Catholic Burial]
ROW 6
Headstone - In Loving Memory of
JOHN BOLAND
Who Died On The 6th Dec.
1923
Aged 84 Years
Plaque - JOHN BOLAND
Native Cty. Wicklow Ireland
Arrived Australia 19.8.1860
Aged 20 Years
In Sailing Ship “BEYAPORE”
After Voyage Of Five Months
Headstone 1 - Embossed cross
[on cross] I.H.S.
In Loving Memory Of
MARGARET CATHERINE,
The Beloved Daughter Of
J. & E. BOLAND;
Who Died 8th July 1894,
Aged 18 Years.
Headstone 2 -In Loving Memory of ESTHER ANN,
Beloved Wife Of JOHN BOLAND,
Who Departed This Life
15th July 1907,
Aged 56 Years.
R.I.P.
SECTION 2
ROW 3
Cross - TOM HATCHER
Passed
Away
9-2-1998
Aged
14 Yrs.
White wooden cross, bird in flight
RIA OCCLESHAW
Passed
Away
4.3.2003
Aged
76 Yrs
White wooden cross, bird in flight
HALLAM ALFRED OCCLESHAW
Passed Away
27-2-2009
Aged 76 Yrs.
ROW 5
In Loving Memory of
A Dear Brother & Uncle
EDWARD W. “TED” RYAN
Entered Life 29th April 1908
Entered Eternal Life 14th November 1992
Rest In Peace
In Loving Memory Of
ELSIE EILEEN RYAN
Died 3 Nov 1980, Aged 77 Years
Erected By Her Brothers & Sisters
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Her O’Lord &
Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her
R-I-P
In Loving Memory Of
MINNIE MARGARET RYAN
Died 30 Sept 1979 Aged 79 Years
Erected By Her Brothers & Sisters
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Her O’Lord &
Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her
R-I-P
In Loving Memory Of
LEOPOLD THOMAS RYAN
Died 16 May 1974 Aged 76 Years
Erected By Brothers & Sisters
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him
O’Lord & Let Perpetual Light
Shine Upon Him
R.I.P
In Loving Memory
HELENA RYAN
7.9.1962. Aged 89.
Erected By Her Loving Family.
& Daughter,
BRIDGET ANNIE,
8.7.1906. Aged 11.
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord
& Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.
R.I.P.
Triple grave within iron fence, single elaborate headstone with cross on top

In Loving Memory of
ANNIE MARIA KERR
Died 13th Sep 1909,
Aged 69 Years.
And THOMAS KERR,
Died 14th July 1911, Aged 37 Years.
Also PATRICK J. KERR,
55th Batt. A.I.F.
Killed In Action At Proyat, France,
18th Aug. 1918, Aged 37 Years.
May The Lord Have Mercy On Their Souls.
ROW 6
In Loving Memory Of
HENRY JAMES LENNON
Born 6th June 1905
Died 4th September 1980
Aged 74 Years
From His Loving Family
LOUISA MARGARET LENNON
Passed Away
17.9.2000
Aged
91 Yrs

SECTION 3
ROW 1
Four graves within wire fence with wooden posts, wire now gone

Grave within iron fence, no headstone
[MARY HYDE (nee BELL)
Died 13th April 1919
First married MICHAEL FARRELL who died 5th December 1866,
then JOHN HYDE
Erected By Daughter ANNIE DARRAGH, nee FARRELL

Information supplied by TED RYAN, also records DARRAGH Family History]
[Presbyterian Burial]
Unmarked grave under bush
[JOHN HYDE
Died 8th July 1909]
SECTION 4
ROW 1
In Loving Memory of
My Beloved Wife
CHARLOTTE SAWERS
Died 2nd August 1945
Aged 74 Years.
Loving And Kind In All Her Ways,
One Of The Best This World Gave Away.
In Loving Memory Of
JOHN SAWERS
Beloved Husband Of CHARLOTTE SAWERS
Died Feb. 13 1954. Aged 85 Years.
Resting where no shadows fall,
In perfect peace he awaits us all.
In
Loving Memory
Of
KENNETH PHILLIPS
Beloved Son Of
J. & E. MUNRO
Who Died Jan 1st 1899
Aged 20 Months.
[Presbyterian Burial]
ROW 2
Quadruple grave, two headstones

Headstone 1 - In Loving Memory Of
A Dear Brother & Sister
AUSTON GEORGE SAWERS
Passed Away 27.12.1952 Aged 48
ETHEL CAROLINE SAWERS
Passed Away 13.9.1929 Aged 20
Erected By Loving Sister
ELIZABETH LOVE
R.I.P
Headstone 2 - In Loving Memory Of
A Dear Brother
JAMES THOMAS SAWERS
Passed Away 3.4.1905 Aged 16
Baby Brother WILLIAM SAWERS
[Death Date Unknown]
Erected By Loving Sister
A.I.F. insignia and cross on headstone
7770 Private
HENRY P. SAWERS
2nd Battalion.
7th February 1936.
At Rest.
Unmarked stone cross lying on grave

[May be first burial -
PETER SEARS (SAWERS)
Died 2nd February 1879]
Headstone - A.I.F. insignia and cross
3032 Private
C. S. SAWERS

31 Battalion
15th November 1937 Age 43
Dearly Loved & Sadly Missed
By Loving Wife Daughters & Sons
Plaque - Embossed man on horse
FREDERICK WILLIAM (BILL) SAWERS
24.5.1921 ~ 3.1.2008
Father, Grandfather
Loving Husband Of The Late YOLANDE
Now Reunited At Their Trailend
SECTION 5
ROW 1
Twelve graves (taking up two rows) within wooden fence, single headstone.

[left side] FARRELL
DAVE
AGNES
CHRISTY
ANDY
BESSIE
DICK
P.O.W.


[right side] BRODIE
ARCHIE
EVE
CECIL
LORIS
DULCIE
[FARRELL & BRODIE families:
LORIS OLGA BRODIE
Died 7th July 1912, Basin Creek
Rest of Death Dates Unknown]
[Church of England burials]


PETER ROBERT WHITBY
Died July 14th 1943
Baby Aged 4 Days
R.I.P.
ALSO KNOWN TO BE BURIED AT ROCKY HALL,
PRESBYTERIAN SECTION
(Eden Magnet: 10th October 1931)



SAWERS
JAMES

Son Of PETER SAWERS
Died 5 Oct. 1912.

SAWERS
MARY [nee WHITBY]

Born 18 Aug. 1848 Pambula
Died 6 Oct. 1931 Pambula
83 Years.
Children –
SARAH [Mrs. BINNIE]
JACK
MARY ANN [Mrs. POWERS]
ELIZA JANE [Mrs. YOUNG]

CAROLE [Mrs. JACK KENNEDY]

GEORGE EDWARD
AGNES [Mrs. POWERS]
HENRY CHARLES [MICK]
LILIAN [Mrs. KEEVERS]
ARTHUR PETER
ROBERT
MARGARET
ALICE
& JANET

Four children deceased