Slippery Creek R/C Cemetery
Hazelgrove Road

Online Data

Hazelgrove Road runs off the north eastern side of the town of Oberon. The cemetery is located on a cattle property at the small hamlet of Hazelgrove, 7 kms. from Oberon. At the Slippery Creek roadsign, another sign points to “Hazelgrove Cemetery”. The gate to the property has the number 523 affixed. As there are cattle about, be sure to close the gate, then follow the track over the little causeway and up the hill to the fenced cemetery.

A small headstone marks “First in the graveyard, killed 1853” with no name or age. This grave is most likely that of infant Thomas Burns. Many of the pioneers who arrived in the district from the 1830’s are buried here, including those from Irish Corner, Duckmaloi, Lowes Mount and Mutton Falls. The church of St. Dominic was situated near the century old pine. A popular place of worship, baptism and marriage for many years, it was demolished in the 1950’s.

The Cemetery is privately owned, still in use and comes under the auspices of Oberon Council. The Council has advised the plot register of early burials was lost in a house fire. The Council can be contacted at The Oberon Council, 137 - 139 Oberon Street, Oberon NSW 2787 (or email: )

Descendants keep the graves and surroundings in good order. There are no amenities.

I walked and read this cemetery on May 10, 2004.

Contributed by John Miller, 1 June 2004
Total records = 197


These pages were produced by P.Applebee ©2004