Find your ancestors in South Australia, remote deaths 1851-1965


Do you have ancestry in South Australia?

This is a listing of deaths in remote areas of South Australia well away from any known cemetery located by trawling through sundry material.

Details on the index may include:
• Surname
• Given names
• Address
• Place of death including Region
• BDM Registry Volume and page
• Extract from records or notes

In records up to 1900, many remote deaths are found.

Unfortunately only the very modern South Australian Death Certificates record place of burial and so many of these remote deaths can only at this stage suggest a remote or isolated burial.

One has to ask where was the most likely burial site for Emil Robert AHLMANN aged 25 killed in a fall down the well at Cordillo Downs Station in the remote north-east corner of South Australia on 4 Jan 1884 and whose demise was listed in the Government Gazette of 25 Sep 1884 p1207a in the Police Mortuary Returns as age 30, 5 foot 10 inches tall and of medium build? Clearly one of the two station cemeteries near the old homestead is the logical answer as the nearest town was Innamincka some 120 km to the south, but neither contain a headstone for Emil. While his death was registered that gives no research aid as place of burial was not featured on South Australian certificates until 1 July 1948.

This is a terrific genealogy tool for anyone exploring their family history or building a family tree.

Data provided by Graham Jaunay.