Majorca and McCallum’s Creek

Charles Robert and Eleanor Wigley lived in McCallum’s Creek circa 1865 to circa 1872.  Charles was a mining engine driver and their children Elizabeth Jane, Robert, Charles Noah, Henry, Joseph, Jessie, Frederick and Charles George were born in the area.

Unfortunately Henry and Charles George also died there.

These photos are from my January visit to the area.  It wasn’t until I went to Maryborough that I found out that the name of the township McCallum’s Creek was changed to Craigie.  The only remaining buildings in Craigie are the church and the school.

McCallum's Creek

McCallum's Creek/Craigie Church

McCallum's Creek/Craigie Church

 

McCallum's Creek

McCallum's Creek/Craigie School

McCallum's Creek/Craigie School

McCallum's Creek/Craigie School

Just down the road is the township of Majorca.  This was once a booming goldfields town which is now a virtual ghost town.

Majorca Store

Information Board Majorca

Information Board Majorca

Building in Majorca

Building in Majorca

Majorca Town Hall

Majorca Town Hall

Majorca Church

Majorca Church

Henry and Charles George Wigley are buried in the Majorca cemetery.  Unfortunately they didn’t have headstones however I spoke to a gentleman who was mowing the cemetery and he said that a new cemeteries trust had been established and that grave markers would soon be put in.

Majorca Cemetery

Majorca Cemetery

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