Maitland Cemetery

12 Centenary Avenue,
Maitland

Yorke Peninsula Council
8 Elizabeth Street
Maitland
Tel: (08) 8832 0000
Fax: (08) 8853 2494

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Upon entering the Maitland Cemetery through iron gates surrounded by cream brick pillars, you find a well laid out plan marked by road signs of row numbers. It has a secluded section to the left following a track amongst the bushes to what at first glance looks like a water Cistern.


This is 'Spook Corner'.
Upon closer examination you discover two plaques.
This is the resting place of Peter and Mary Coffey and four of their 16 children.
'This resting place lay unmarked for many years hence the name.
Peter and Mary Coffey arrived in SA with their first child on the vessel "Trevelyan"
on the 14th October 1875 and were among the early pioneers of the district.
They were active members of the Catholic Church and were recognised by Pope Leo XIII
for their contribution to the Catholic community.
Peter was born in Galway and Mary was born in Ireland.'

 

 

 

 

 

 

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