Rutter Grave - WA

  Cemetery,Grave Site


DEG: -28.01478 123.437134
DMS: 28º 00' 53.21" S 123º 26' 13.68" E
UTM: 51 J 6901083mN 542974mE
Altitude: 461.7m


Place Type

Heritage - Cemetery,Grave Site


851.1kms NorthEast of Perth

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Cosmo Newbery WA 6440
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RUTTER William - buried 9 July 1894 at Rutter Soak, Cosmo Newbery Hill 130kms north east of Laverton: Aged about 27: died of TB: A pioneer of the Murchison Goldfields, was a member of a prospecting expedition from Cue when he died

In Frank Hann's diaries there's 2 references:
21 October 1905: Soak at granite. No granite to the south of it. On stone at the grave was. W. Rutter died 8/7/94 lots of brands on the trees. Watered horses and camels, put water in the cans.

7 February 1908: Went to Rutters Grave, no water in soak, got little on rocks, then went E. By N. 10 miles to saltbush plain and camped.
also reported
On 21 October 1905, Frank Hann and party: (Geologist C.G. Gibson, Sydney Giles and the Aboriginal Talbot) found a soak which they dug for water....
'Rutter's Grave was at it, on stone at the grave was w. rutter died 8/7/94' records f.h. hann in his
dairy (w.a. archives 1114/17 item 314). On 9.9.1929, C.L Findlay surveyed the area and positions
this grave and the associated non-permanent soak also naming both features after the ill-fated
Rutter. (fd. bk. page 9 op.4681). It is to be noted that the relative position of this grave and soak
is incorrectly shown on public plan 51/300 and on the current map of rason 1:250 000 published in
1964; in that, the grave is shown n.w. of the soak it is at the soak and s.w. of it as is described by
Hann and delineated by findlay Field Book. 33 page 69, 0p.4681.
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Laverton Aero
Distance from Rutter Grave 119.39km SW
Mean Max. °C35.633.730.326.622.118.318.320.624.428.130.933.3
Mean Min. °C21.520.718.114.910.
Mean Rain mm42.663.637.518.414.315.717.89.27.713.820.928.5

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