Stories from the grave…
There’re a lot of lone graves out there in the bush. There’re a lot of people buried there with so many stories. Here is the story of the cursed grave of James Mitchell from 1880.
Many people have heard of the Walhalla Cemetery’s famous cursed grave in Gippsland VIC, which bears an inscription foretelling the doom of all those who stand over the tomb. James Mitchell died in a mining accident in 1880, and his tombstone in Walhalla reads:
Oh! Let my sudden doom
A warning be to all
E’en while thou bendest o’er my tomb
Thou may’st as quickly fall
Did you know that there is a grave in Timor which bears the very same inscription? Joseph Nicholls died in 1874, six years before James Mitchell. Nicholls died at the Duke and Timor Mine, also in a mining accident. He is buried at the Timor Cemetery with the very same curse displayed on his gravestone! If you are interested in taking a look, Joseph Nicholls’ grave is located just beyond and to the right of the central circle of trees at the Timor Cemetery, just 10 minutes from Maryborough.
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Story and image from https://www.goldfieldsguide.com.au/explore-location/343/timors-cursed-grave/
The town centre of Kurri Kurri is 10 minutes’ walk from the Station Hotel and Newcastle is 37 kilometres away.
For over a century Kurri Kurri was a byword for coal mining in the Hunter Valley. It is a town with a late beginning (it didn’t come into existence until October, 1902), a spectacular period when it was rich and prosperous because it was surrounded by hugely productive Hunter Valley mines, and a period when the mines closed and it had to readjust to most-coal mining life.
Today it is a charming town with a huge hotel which is an ideal departure point for people wishing to explore the Hunter Valley wine region and discover this important chapter in Australian mining and industrial history.
Australia’s country music capital has it all: world-class music, delicious food and wine, fascinating heritage and thrilling rodeo. Located in the New England region of NSW, Tamworth is home to a 12-metre high Golden Guitar and one of Australia’s largest music festivals.
Explore nearby historic towns on scenic drives through the pretty countryside; and enjoy bushwalking, fishing, horse riding and paragliding in the great outdoors. Kids will love getting up close to kangaroos, wallabies and other friendly animals at the Tamworth Marsupial Park and Adventure Playground. Another fun spot for kids is the Tamworth Regional Playground, where there are flying foxes, a skywalk, bike track and splash pad.
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Moama-Echuca are twin towns nestled on the mighty Murray River. Here you can indulge all your senses from great eateries, live music festivals set against a natural backdrop of moving rivers, ancient river gums and wonderful Mediterranean style climate.
Moama-Echuca and district offers the very best for those who appreciate good wine and food. Moama-Echuca’s wine bars will allow you to sit back and enjoy the ambience and service while in great company. You will be spoilt for choice with more than fifty eateries gracing the twin towns.
The largest one make car museum in Australia. Discover an institution begun by James Holden in 1856. An ever-changing display of over 40 beautifully restored Holdens, rare prototypes, historical film footage and a unique range of souvenirs. Just metres from the historic Port of Echuca.
Soak up the serenity and history of the river on a paddle-steamer cruise. Echuca Paddlesteamers and Murray River Paddlesteamers both offer memorable river experiences. Join a paddle-steamer lunch cruise to Morrisons winery. St Anne’s is another winery located on the banks of the Murray.
Enjoy an action-packed events calendar of wonderful music and food festivals, including Flavours of Echuca Moama Festival in April, Riverboats Music Festival in February and Perricoota Pop and Pour Festival in November. At the Echuca Moama Markets, you’ll find everything from arts and crafts to food and wine.
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The Central West is the heart of Outback Queensland, a place built by pioneers and stockmen. Visit Longreach, the birthplace of an Australian icon at the Qantas Founders Museum and learn about the region’s fascinating history at the Stockman’s Hall of Fame.
Learn about Waltzing Matilda in Winton where the song was original performed. Longreach Airport is on the edge of town, with flights arriving from Brisbane and Townsville. You can also catch the Spirit of the Outback train from Rockhampton.
When gold was discovered in Victoria over 150 years ago it left a rich and lasting legacy in almost every town in the Goldfields. Today visitors can tour the majestic Victorian streetscapes of thriving regional cities Bendigo and Ballarat or explore delightful villages such as Maldon, Castlemaine, Heathcote and Dunolly.
Take a break from exploring the Goldfields and sample fabulous local produce at cafes and restaurants across the region. Visit stellar restaurants making use of the region’s fine fresh produce and join the locals embracing cafe culture. Sample locally produced wines, olives, apples, cheeses and more, direct from the farm gates and provedores. Get a taste for Heathcote’s famous shiraz and new varieties at cellar doors in the Ballarat, Bendigo and Heathcote wine regions.
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