PECK of TAITA
there are only 2 headstones one on Darlington and the other on N H Gordon.
Also close by there is an aboriginal burial ground called YANDEEARRA about 160 graves.
There was a station close by to the aboriginal cemetery called Yandeearra Station with one small grave says STANLEY baby.
Put this in your journal then cut this bit off.
updated with old photos and given names ...
2 other 'residents' found this morning
if you know of others please let me know so we can add them here
What about the Whim Well Post office. That was turned into the Whim Creek Hotel. Blown down by cyclones and rebuilt so many times they lost count. But it's there today.
I have a story you could include if I can find it. It was a terrible scandal whereby a man named McLeod kicked a native woman named Gypsy. She died. Doctor (name MANSELL I think) declared, death by natural causes. Something or other happened a policeman there named McCarthy kicked up a stink and they re-opened the case. Maybe you can find it. Would have been about 1900.
You could include that wonderful aussie challenge and ranking amongst the noblest of sports, which is held at whim Creek where you have to push a wheelbarrow full of ore to Port Hedland.
oops, you have the pub. Sorry! didn't see it.
certainly be looking into all that, thanx jan :)
Thomas Henry Darlington was killed by an Italian named Joseph Selino. Darlington and Selino where fighting on the verandah of the Federal Hotel and Selino was getting the worst of the fight when with a knife handed to him by another Italian named Coppelli he stabbed Darlington in the thigh and then in the neck severing his jugular vein.
On the national library of Australia sight called Trove there is numerous newspaper articles from the day about this incident.
I have recently became interested on this subject after trying to find out what happened to my Great, Great Grandfather Thomas Darlington. Thomas's widow and three children moved too Bendigo, Victoria where my Grandfather was born with the same name.
I'm writing this in England on the 23rd of December 2011, exactly 100 years after his death.
yes, hope you went to the links above for info on the murder. It was a very interesting research
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