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The headstone was erected over the grave commemorates former miner Jonah Crook who died in 1934 at the age of 85. The headstone was erected by his former comrades in the industry. 

An old resident of Bellbird was laid to rest at Sandgate last Friday in the person of Mr. Jonah Crooke. The late Mr. Crooke worked in the Bellbird Colliery until his health failed him, and later on he went to Lidcombe where he died after four years residence there.  At his wish, his remains were conveyed to Sandgate and buried. The deceased was 86 (sic) years of age. 
Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder (NSW), 16 March 1934.


Address:Maitland Road , Methodist; Section 5; Plot 19, Sandgate Cemetery, Sandgate, 2304
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.869167
Long: 151.706111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

In Remembrance of Jonah Crook

Died 7th March 1934

Aged 85 years.

At rest.

Erected by his comrades,

G. Perkins & Sid Powell

Source: MA
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