Monday, 7 November 2011

Graveyard


Near the ruin I showed you yesterday there is this graveyard.  I wonder what stories there are to tell from this rural property.

That's the end of this trip.  I'm going to take you on a new drive in the Blue Mountains starting tomorrow.

5 comments:

  1. Yes Joan - I'm sure there would be sad tales to tell - like in most remote farming areas.
    I'm looking forward to your next trip.

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  2. Sadly they look long forgotten.

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  3. My Dad recently found my GG grandmother's grave from 1873 on a farming property in Qld.

    She was an Irish immigrant from Manchester. Her sons took to bush life like ducks to water - great horse and bushmen but apparently, she got lost in the bush near the station where they lived (near Stanthorpe)- she was eventually found but she died from exposure. She was only my age and left 10 kiddies.

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  4. Hah ... that story of Lettie's is a ripper. She should be documenting what her Da is researching. I shall tell her, shall I. I think I have done so already, but with youngsters it is always worth harping on!!

    This is the sort of graveyard that I die for. Sorry.

    But the stories here would be so good to research and let the people live once more.

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  5. I know.

    I should start a blog on graveyards in NSW.

    What would I use for free time ...

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