Cemetery research

Cemetery research

REBECCA Smith has taken a keen interest in the life - and death - of the Builyan community she moved to with her young family nearly three years ago.

Next door to her property is the Builyan Cemetery, but there is little documentation as to who lies buried there.

She has discovered there are about 140 people buried in the cemetery but little information as to who they are.

"I would be very interested to hear from people, perhaps living elsewhere in the Gladstone region, who have relatives in the cemetery," said the mother of two.

She will publish a book based on her findings.

If anyone has information that might be useful to Mrs Smith, her telephone number is 4974 1121.

A Bunyip is born

THEY take the tales of the Bunyip very seriously in Mulgildie.

On November 12 the Mayor of the North Burnett Regional Council, Joy Jensen, will unveil a mural and table and chairs where the town's own monster, a steel Bunyip, has taken up residency.

Spokeswoman for the Mulgildie Bunyip Committee, Joan Farrell, said the original Aboriginal people of the area had a great fear of the Bunyip, but a lot of existing residents will avoid the Bunyip Hole, believed to be bottomless, near the township.

The Bunyip was created and erected on site by self-taught steel sculptor Brett Benecke.

The mural was painted by world-renowned artist Arthur Hamblin.

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