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Jack Lynch is likely to have been the first person buried in the Jericho Cemetery in November 1884. His burial site is not marked, also the case for many other early burials.   The earliest marked grave is that of Michael Nowland who died on 9 April 1886.[1] The simple headstone on the fenced grave is inscribed (inaccurately dated): ‘Sacred to the memory of Michael Nowland died April 29 1886 aged 56.’     AtRead More
The burials, in 1884, of Christina Schneider at 48 years old and her granddaughter, Agnes Christina Robinson at 2 months typify the story of the Pine Hill Cemetery during its time as a terminus for the central western railway line.   Having already been determined by surveyors as the next terminus of the railway line as it was constructed westwards; Pine Hill was described as low and flat with miserable stunted trees and water resemblingRead More
One hundred years after World War I, it is proving difficult to identify some of the service personnel named on local Honour Boards.   Shearers and shedhands working for mobile shearing companies dressed up and came to town to organise weekend sports for the town children. The teams operated in areas where individual shearing sheds had not yet been built on the smaller sheep stations. As this team shore on a number of stations aroundRead More