Saturday, 8 January 2011

Toompine "Cemery"

After we watched Jonesy lock up the many "pet" goats, she suggested we drive down the back and try to spot the donkey. The donkey obviously wasn't keen to be spotted but we did see an emu - and the "cemery".

Although not all the graves were marked there were a few from the 1900s, including that of John James Jacob Gothmann (known as Goodman) who was a merchant seaman and husband to Ellen, a camel driver! As Toompine is probably about 1,000 kilometres west of Brisbane (presumably the nearest sea port), it seemed a very unlikely match! (There was no grave for Ellen and I wondered what had happened to her).

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