Place Comment: Page Family Grave

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 04, 2018 at 16:25
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On 16 June, 2018, I visited the Page family grave. From what I read here on EO, I thought the little track going to the site was difficult to follow. So I simply parked along the Birdsville track and walked east to it, using my handheld GPS.
It looked to me like there is a certain amount of vehicle traffic to the site these days. I'll attach some pics to illustrate.
BTW, this site caught my interest due to similarities between this incident, and the disappearance of four German tourists in Death Valley Nat'l Park. In that case, it took 13 years to find any of their remains.

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Reply By: Mikee5 - Thursday, Jul 05, 2018 at 07:32

Thursday, Jul 05, 2018 at 07:32
It is a touching memorial that the surviving family members have erected there so recently. In my opinion the harder it is to find, the less yobbos will go there with their toilet paper and rubbish. We took other peoples' rubbish away ourselves from the site.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Jul 05, 2018 at 15:58

Thursday, Jul 05, 2018 at 15:58
HEMA maps indicate "No Access", so I have always assumed that it is private property (Clifton Hills?) and that they don't want visitors there, so I have always honoured that.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Jul 05, 2018 at 18:23

Thursday, Jul 05, 2018 at 18:23
Hi Peter

Yes it is private property, and we contacted Pandie Pandie and they said that it was not a problem.

We were last there in 2011 and we could not drive up to the grave, as the area was covered in Cane Grass and other dense vegetation.

Just as well we did not try to drive to the site as there were a couple of very large holes that would have stopped any vehicle in its tracks.



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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Jul 05, 2018 at 23:17

Thursday, Jul 05, 2018 at 23:17
It was easy to find when I went there in August 2006. But since then, the area was flooded and the vegetation became overgrown. Looks like its back to normal
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