Messengers Patch

Submitted: Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 21:42
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Hello all.
Can anyone tell me the co-ordinates of Messengers Patch near Yalgoo.
We are going on a trek around this area and the wife's great great grandmother Jane Herbert :nee Oliver is buried there in a lonely grave at the back of the pub called " Shadow of Death"
The only thing there now is the grave but I'm told that the area has been renamed Oliver's Patch?
Its on the Paynes find Yalgoo road somewhere near Golden Grove.
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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 22:13

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 22:13

Not sure if your after Mesengers Patch mine or a specific place called messengers patch.

This Link will take you to a bronze page that lists the coordinates for the mine.

Also, I did a search on Messengers Patch, Oliver's patch and Shadow of Death Hotel - which was also known as Golden Grove Hotel (apparently) and got a few hits for each.

This Link talks a bit about yours wife's G G Grandmother. You may have already seen it. They may be able to point you in the right direction.

There was also a project called "lonely Graves WA" or WA Lonely Graves that may also have some info.


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Follow Up By: The Goat - Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 17:31

Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 17:31
Thanks that helps
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Reply By: Wendy H7 - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 22:58

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 22:58

The red indicator will help you, there is a gate on the eastern side of the main road & you can enter. Sorry this is vague, we are travelling at the moments and our information is at home. My hubby is a grandson of Henry Knight Messenger. If you wish to get in touch, that's fine. Let us know and we may be able to work out another way to communicate.
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Follow Up By: The Goat - Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 17:32

Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 17:32
Thank you it will help find the grave
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Reply By: The Explorer - Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 11:13

Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 11:13
While not that helpful here is a cut from Gold & Ghosts WA Prospecting Book


Discovered by Alf Messenger around 1907, the patch lies approximately 44km southeast of Yalgoo. The mines in the area include Brilliant GML which crushed 19,108 tonnes for a return of 9,328.11 ounces between 1925-1929. The company had its own ten head battery, as the state battery had been dismantled
in 1910 to be re-erected at Quinns. Mugs Blow was one of the earlier leases, which produced 87.93 ounces from 46 tonnes of ore and another 52.29 ounces from dollying specimens. One of the best nugget producing dryblowing patches is just beneath this mine. Marloo, between 1908-1910 produced 227.88 ounces from specimens and 69.64 ounces of gold from the crushing of 38.70 tonnes of ore. Seven of the thirteen leases have some alluvial workings on them. All produced nuggets. The records indicate a total of 1,155 ounces of alluvial gold came from the Messenger's patch area alone.

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Follow Up By: The Goat - Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 17:33

Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 17:33
have been through gold and ghosts and read that bit but thanks for the reply
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