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Kilcoy Cemetery with Grave of Kenny and Super MacDonald in foreground

The foreground grave is the burial place of 2 aboriginal men who lived out their lives on Yabba Station, on the Jimna Range north of Kilcoy. Their memorial stones are inscribed:

In Memory of Super who died 3rd May 1947 aged 62 years. Born at Cooktown. Devoted servant to the MacDonald Family at Dotswood and Yabba Stations for 55 years.

In Memory of Kenny who died 30th January 1959 at Yabba Station Aged 76 years. A Grand Old Man.

The Footstone reads "MacDonald".

Dotswood Station is located on the Burdekin River near Charters Towers in North Queensland.

These two men, I understand, were brothers who removed from their aboriginal mother by a police man and given to Mr MacDonald. They lived at Yabba Station during the era that Charles H MacDonald then his son "Boy" MacDonald managed Yabba Station, c 1908 till their respective deaths. It is known that Kenny took an interest in photography and included among his subjects were Yabba Falls which are just below Yabba Homestead.

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  • Uploaded on August 17, 2012
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    by Ian Stehbens