In the Ipswich cemetery four members of the Durack family are buried who all died in 1886. The Duracks were well known in the pastoral industry in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.
Darby and Margaret Durack arrived in 1849, and his brother Michael and wife Bridget and family.in 1853.
On 31st March 1886, Jane Ann Wyne died age 5 years, daughter of Jeremiah and Frances (Neal) Durack, and her sister Bridget Clancy age 4 years passed away on 15th May the same year. Bridget, age 76 years, mother of Jeremiah died on the 4th August 1886. The fourth is John Durack, nephew of Michael and Bridget and son of Darby Durack age 37.
IN MEMORY OF
JOHN DURACK WHO
WAS KILLED BY THE BLACKS
IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
24TH OCTOBER 1886.
** Ipswich Cemetery Burial Register- Burial dates and age at death.