Cape Otway Cemetery Last Updated: 20 Dec 2009
Contact: Secretary Cape Otway Cemetery Trust, Mr. W. Cox, Parks Victoria, P.O. Box 63, Apollo Bay, Vic., 3233 (03) 5237-6889
View Map Take the Cape Otway Lightstation turn off from the Great Ocean Road. Follow this to the very end (12.3 km). During normal opening times (roughly 9a.m. to 5p.m.) there is a kiosk and toilet facilities available. The Cemetery itself is not within the Lightstation grounds (so there is no entry fee applicable). There is a grassed area that is an extension of the kiosk carpark and the path to the Cemetery is at the end of this section.

The path is steep in parts and it is about a 1km. walk to the Cemetery (10 - 20 mins depending upon your pace). It is not suitable for people who have any difficulty with their mobility. Climb to the lookout and down again and then turn right at the "T" intersection in the track. The Cemetery is well maintained.

For research information on Cape Otway, contact David Weatherill and Donna Pearce, great-great-grand-daughter of William & Catherine Evans.
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DA SILVA EVANS GRIFFITHS HAMPSHIRE KELSALL LAWRY
MATHIESON MCNEILL MONK SWANSON    
9
Da SILVA
 
4 Sep 1880
 
Died in "Eric the Red" disaster. Able Seaman (Note a second person, believed to be from "Eric the Red" was also buried (with Coronial permission) - name unknown whose body parts were found at Seal Point)
7
EVANS, Cornelius
26 Nov 1865
4 Mar 1867
1/4
Son of William & Catherine EVANS (nee CARMODY). William served as Assistant Lighthouse Keeper for 22 years (1858-68 and 1872-84). Some EVANS family descendants still live in the Otway Region. Born Cape Otway keepers quarters
8
EVANS, Kathrine Elizabeth
4 May 1867
3 Apr 1868
11m
Dtr of William & Catherine EVANS (nee CARMODY). See Cornelius EVANS for more. Born & died Cape Otway keepers quarters (ill for 22 days)
13
EVANS, Mary Ellen
1899
3 Jan 1901
1/8
Dtr of William & Teresa (nee BRADY); g/dtr of William & Catherine EVANS (nee CARMODY). Born Cobden. Died convulsions; inquiry 4 Jan 1901, Johanna River.
3
GRIFFITHS, Albert
Abt. 1863
21 Mar 1896
33
Memorial buried in Williamstown Cemetery on 5 Apr 1896. Lost in the Blanket Bay disaster. Newspaper death notice indicates he was the third son of Capt. Griffiths of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight and Chief Officer of SS Lady Loch.
1
HAMPSHIRE, Alfred
Abt. 1845
14 Nov 1893
48
Son of John & Mary. Married, 6 children. Died at Johanna Glen, near Otway. Newspaper death notice indicates he was the son of the late Rev. John Hampshire.
2
KELSALL, Henry Collingwood
21 Oct 1883
9 Dec 1883
7w
Infant son of Joseph Edward & Frances Louisa "Fanny". Joseph was the Mgr of the Electric Telegraph at Cape Otway & Deputy Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages for Cape Otway. Frances was the Assistant Telegraphist. Died Whooping Cough.
6
LAWRY, John Albert
Abt. 1864
29 Apr 1866
2
Son of Richard & Mary (squatters). Died Cape Otway Cattle Station
12
LAWRY, William
Abt. 1819
29 Dec 1863
44
Son of Thomas & Jane. Born Cornwall, England, in Vic for 4 years. Farmer (as was Thomas)
5
MATHIESON, Alexander
Abt. 1873
21 Mar 1896
23
Memorial body never found. O.S. Lost in the Blanket Bay disaster. Second officer of SS Lady Loch.
10
McNEILL, Richard
Abt. 1866
2 Jul 1873
7
Son of Elizabeth, domestic servant.
4
MONK, Thomas
Abt. 1862
21 Mar 1896
34
Able seaman on SS Lady Loch - first trip aboard vessel. Lost in the Blanket Bay disaster
11
SWANSON, Peter
Abt. 1848
1 Aug 1877
29
Son of James & Janet. Died from an accidental gunshot wound. Labourer, not married