Gustav Weindorfer’s Last Resting Place, Advocate, May 1932

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Gustav Weindorfer’s Last Resting Place, Advocate, May 1932

Postby guyburns » Thu 19 Mar, 2020 1:57 pm

I've just scanned an original newspaper cutting from The Advocate of 10 May 1932, p2, a story about Gustav Weindorfer's funeral. It's a high-quality scan, lossless jpg 2000 format, 59MB, and can be downloaded here in case anyone wants a copy:

The article describes the return of Gustav's body to Cradle via motor vehicle and then Bob Qualie's horse team. In part, it reads:

Yesterday snow, which had previously fallen, lay crystallised on the roadside beyond the turn-off to Moina. It thickened somewhat as Daisy Dell was reached, while a light fall of snow was experienced. The height here is some 2400 feet; at Cradle Valley the altitude is just over 3000 feet. Mr Qualie predicted heavy weather. The wind, which sang a rude requiem through the trees, was icy in its feel as the procession pushed on.

It was a long 15 miles, and towards the end of the journey it became essential to carry the casket on the shoulders. Hence it was dark by the time the funeral procession had reached its appointed end, a cemetery site chosen by his friends a little to the eastward of the chalet, on an elevated knoll, and giving a commanding view of the great mountain…
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