Outback Graves Project

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Outback Graves project

A worthwhile project idea. The article implies that Alex and Trvor would like to build a team to get involved but there are no contact details in the article. Maybe someone on here knows them?

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Reply By: Member -Ted (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 11:07

Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 11:07
Try the web site
www.outbackgraves.org. It has the contact details

Very worthwhile objective.

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Reply By: Bigfish - Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 13:13

Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 13:13
What a fantastic thing to do. Wish them all the best.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 20:45

Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 20:45
Hi Val

A great project for sure. There was a story on the ABC News about it tonight and lets hope it gets a lot more people involved. We came across a number of graves during our trip recently, with nothing but a wooden cross in a very sad state if disrepair.


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Reply By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 06:34

Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 06:34
I wish they would do a QLD one too. We have a grave on Kilcowera, unmarked and totally unknown. We were told by the previous owners that it was a child's grave. We also have Murderer's Bore but the history of that is documented. There is another grave north of us on the Dowling Track too. Cheers Toni
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Reply By: Member - tommo05 - Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 10:50

Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 10:50
Just saw this on Australia Wide on ABC this morning. For those in WA/SA/NT, tune in at 10:30 if you get a chance.

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Reply By: gbc - Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 at 10:11

Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 at 10:11
We used to volunteer our time to fix up various graves along the coast and islands up north when doing lighthouse maintenance runs.
A very rewarding and humbling experience.
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Reply By: Member - Terry W4 - Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 at 10:47

Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 at 10:47
Came across a known grave in the Flinders Ranges not far from Brachina Gorge on the way back to our camp from Blinman. It is well marked and is of a 2 year old girl who died from fever on a cattle drive. Can't remember the date but think in was early 1900s.
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Reply By: Train Riders - Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 at 12:21

Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 at 12:21
There was a group of Memorial Stonemasons from Sydney who were doinggrave restorations in there free time , most were retired or very close to it . This was about 20 odd years ago when they were doing this on holidays , camping round different outback towns . Not sure if the group is still active but I know one of them taught stone masonry at Horsley Park Tafe for budding apprentices . Horsley Park is in the outer south western suburbs of Sydney , maybe a phone call to them may give more info .

Tom J.
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Reply By: Robyn R4 - Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 at 14:14

Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 at 14:14
Very interesting book "Where The Dead Men Lie" by Bruce Simpson and Ian Tinney. They started documenting old western Qld graves for the Year of the Outback in 2002...Bulloo, Thargomindah, Windorah, Boulia, Barcaldine areas... I always take it with me while travelling through these areas to appreciate what it was like for the original settlers.
Robyn :)
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 at 15:49

Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 at 15:49
Hey Robyn

It came to my mind also, a great book that I have used on a number of occasions when Out and About.

Cheers, Baz - The Landy
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