Goldstiver, Ernest

Personal Details

First nameErnest
Date of birth22/10/1891
Date of death29/03/1910
Age at death19 years


Son of Ernest Goldstiver & Catherine Haigen m.28/03/1880

Brother of –
Harriet born 1 Sept 1881 [Ref:1882/004278]
Catherine born 28 March 1883 [Ref:1883/004892] died 19 Jul 1883 [Ref:1883/002478]
Ernest John born 9 Sept 1884 [Ref:1884/005350] died 31 Dec 1884 [Ref:1885/003242]
Henry Arthur born 17 Nov 1885 [Ref:1885/005821]
Arthur born 4 Jan 1887 [Ref:1887/000009] died 7 Jan 1900 [Ref:1900/00005]
Mary Ann born 21 Nov 1888 [Ref:1889/000001] died 7 July 1889 [Ref:1889/000038]
Richard born 12 July 1893 [Ref:1893/000127]
Cecil born 18 Sept 1895 [Ref:1895/000134]
Clara born 27 Nov 1897 [Ref:1898/000008]

Cemetery Record

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LocationWest Central
Grave number24
Date of funeral29/03/1910

Died from Anthrax.

Quite a groom was cast over the town last night when it became known that Ernest Goldstiver, a young man of 19, had crossed the Great Divide.
He was working on Gordon’s bore, some 20 miles from here, and it is supposed was bitten by an infectious fly, anthrax setting in, and although he was brought to the hospital he was beyond medical aid. He was a quiet, respected young man, second son of Mr. Goldstiver, an old resident of Muttaburra.

[Source:TRAGEDIES OF THE BUSH. (1910, March 30). The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 – 1954), p. 7. Retrieved April 15, 2013, from]