the Cemetery image thread....

Aushiker

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Fremantle, Western Australia
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Andrew
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Ernest Harbordt – 11 February 1899 [Paynesville Cemetery]
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Ernest Harbordt, 24 years old was a miner working at Lake Austin Murchison.

The verdict of the Coroners enquiry was that the deceased came to his death from a blow on the head caused by a rockfall in the water shaft being sunk on the Lady Maud Lease 416 on 11 February 1899.

Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathway Exploration July-August 2020 - #GMOPE 41.
 

M. Valdemar

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New York City
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gryphon1911

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Central Ohio, USA
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Andrew
Forest Grove Cemetery - Lancaster, OH

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MiguelATF

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Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
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Miguel Tejada-Flores
This 19th century cemetery sits in an isolated area, above a lake, in the foothills of the Cascade mountains, outside of Ashland, Oregon.

There are old gravestones commemorating children---

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This one marks the resting place of "Jane", who 'DIED'.

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And finally this old gravestone from 1864, a year when the bloody American Civil War was still in full swing.

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But the small community of farmhouses, where these people and their families once lived, is long gone, with no traces left, save this one small graveyard.
 
This little graveyard is on the island which was used first as a leprosy hospital already from 1300. All kind of unwanted or unsocial people were doomed and isolated to this island. In early 1600 king declared this island to be officially hospital island. When leprosy eventually disappeared the island was used as a hospital for mental illnesses. The bodies of leprosy patients are not yet found, but this graveyard was and still is for the poor patients of mental hospital and island villagers. Mental hospital was closed 1962.

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Aushiker

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Fremantle, Western Australia
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Andrew
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Elias Solomon (1839-1909) - Revisited by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

I previously visited and photographed Elias Solomon’s final resting place on September 8 2015, as part of my series of following the Fremantle Cemetery Heritage Walk Trail No. 1 [1]. At that time the grave was in a fairly rundown state.

Recently Elias Solomon’s descendants restored his grave, cleaning up the gravestone and installing new rails etc.

Despite Mr Solomon being a former chair of the Fremantle Cemetery Board and his grave been of historical significance, the descendants had to re-purchase his burial plot before they could complete the restoration.

I would suggest that the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board needs an injection of compassion, an injection of maturity and to develop an understanding of the importance of history in our society.

At least Elias Solomon’s grave once again shows respect; we just need to treat others final resting places in a similar manner.
 
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