Interesting Cemeteries: Clare to Penwortham
How many cemeteries do you think are located between Clare and Penwortham, a distance stretching only 16km? The answer might surprise you!
There are a total of eleven cemeteries, some are Methodist, Catholic, Anglican, and even Gaelic.
Here is a list, with addresses of each one:
"You will find this headstone in the Spring Farm Cemetery on Spring Farm Road, just out of Clare. Mika was a converted native of Samoa. I believe he died of typhoid. He is buried with the Moyses family having resided with them in William Street, Clare.
Mika was a converted native of Samoa. Mr Solomon Williams, a photographer of Glenelg and later in Clare, was asked to photograph Mika in his coffin. In accordance with Samoan ritual, a likeness of the deceased had to be sent to Samoa for verification of his death. A duplicate of this photo was then given to William May of Clare. That name is not familiar to me and I wonder where that photo is now."
- written by Val Tilbrook, local historian
For further information, please contact the Clare History Group or the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council.