Ninian Bannatyne Bryan and his brother David discovered the bodies of 3 lost children in 1867, 2 months after they had wandered off together. They are buried near other Bryan graves. A public memorial reads: THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED by PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE Mayor and Borough Council AS AN EXPRESSION of Regret and Sympathy.
LOST CHILDREN WILLIAM GRAHAM AGED 6 YEARS THOMAS GRAHAM AGED 4 YEARS ALFRED H. BURMAN AGED 5 YEARS WHO WANDERED FROM THEIR HOMES at TABLE HILL on Sunday JUNE 30th 1867 AFTER INEFFECTUAL SEARCH THEIR REMAINS WERE FOUND BY ACCIDENT in A HOLLOW TREE near Musk Creek ON SEPTEMBER 14th 1867 and AFTER A PUBLIC FUNERAL WERE HERE Deposited.
Joan Bradley is my first cousin, our mothers were sisters, and Joan turns 90 on 17th Sep ’19!
A bash to celebrate was held in the Deniliquin RSL Bowls Club rooms on Sat 14th Sep ’19, and just under 90 relatives were there to help her celebrate. They’d travelled from near and far to join in the celebration and the room was abuzz with joy and laughter as we all became re-acquainted. The food, decorations and bar was all catered for by Joan’s nearest and dearest, and yes indeed,”a great time was had by all”.
CLICK HERE to hear a song dedicated to Joan “Starry Eyed Station Girl” by her grandson Nicholas Hingston.
Jenny, Thelma & Betty.
Starry Eyed Station Girl
Out under the stars by a station hotel,
She’s trying to sleep but it’s hotter than hell.
For the heat of the day has remained through the night,
And it’s not long till morning’s first light.
Sleep little starry eyed station girl,
Let the stars be your blanket toniiiiight.
Sleep till the morning awakens the world
Stoking a fire of peppercorn leaves,
Her dad watches over his young family.
For the billowing smoke keeps the mozzies at bay,
And he’ll keep the fire going till the light of the day.