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Arthur Hunter Palmer

  On 22 June 1863, Arthur Hunter Palmer [i] applied for licences on twelve runs in the Belyando River basin; nine of which were leased to form the core of his consolidated holding called Beaufort. Following dry years, he forfeited six

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.

Jericho Cemetery shelter shed

  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

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.

Memorial plaque in Pine Hill Cemetery

  Having already been determined by surveyors as the next terminus of the railway

One hundred years after World War I, it is proving difficult to identify some of the service personnel named on local Honour Boards.

Source: J Cooper: Personal collection

Shearers visit Jericho, c. 1911

  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