Gibbs Lone Grave





16.10.1883  Kingston -  16.11.1883  Kingston

Aged 1 month

Daughter of Samuel GIBBS & Maria Jane nee PARKE

For many years Mr. Ron Gibbs, of Gum Well, Tintinara, had been concerned about the grave of an infant who was buried on Calgara Station. Ron's grandfather owned a section of land south of Tintinara in the 1880's, part of which is now Calgara.  The grave, which had a post and rail fence, is in a paddock, in which cattle now run, consequently the fence had fallen into disrepair. However the winter lilies which were planted many years ago have survived the harsh treatment. The infant, Ron's auntie, only lived one month and died in 1883. When the Tintinara Historical Group heard of Ron's concern, they contacted him and Mr. Sandy Pye, owner of Calgara at the time, to see if there was any way that the grave site could be restored. With the History Group handling negotiations, Ron and his son Ron jnr., agreed to pay for a headstone to be erected on the grave. The restoration was carried out and now there is a solid pipe fence to protect the sacred area. Not far from the grave site is the winter track of the well known Gold Escort Route. Since the site is only accessible by passing Calgara homestead, it will not be open for public viewing without the permission of the owner. The photo is of Mr. Ron Gibbs senior and Mr. Ron Gibbs junior after restoration of the grave.



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