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Location of Stannard's Grave

Sun 21 Oct, 2018 8:06 pm

Just wondering if anyone is able and willing to share an accurate location for John Stannard's Grave? It was reportedly marked with a Huon Pine Board somewhere in Stannard's Flat, in 1901. If a person was to wander in that vicinity, I wonder if it is still evident?

Ref: Flanagan; A Terrible Beauty.

Re: Location of Stannard's Grave

Sun 21 Oct, 2018 9:05 pm

More info about Stannard's death here: http://www.mrt.tas.gov.au/mrtdoc/dominf ... 989_32.pdf

Re: Location of Stannard's Grave

Tue 23 Oct, 2018 10:00 am

can't help you at all but thanks for the fascinating link.

Re: Location of Stannard's Grave

Tue 23 Oct, 2018 11:20 am

Also mentioned in Simon Kleinig's book about frenchmans cap with a reference to the Mercury Newspaper as well. Might provide some more details

Re: Location of Stannard's Grave

Tue 23 Oct, 2018 12:17 pm

You have gone through Trove?
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/resu ... ia&sortby=

Re: Location of Stannard's Grave

Wed 24 Oct, 2018 1:30 pm

Thanks all.

Warin that is a very good source; some reports I hadn’t previously seen. Appreciated! As with the info kindly supplied by Tas Trax by message.

I don’t think I’ll be searching for the gravesite this summer; but I think it would be a fun trip.

Thanks, John

Re: Location of Stannard's Grave

Wed 19 May, 2021 11:36 am

Reckon you'd find something on YouTube

Re: Location of Stannard's Grave

Fri 21 May, 2021 3:55 pm

Rob Parsons just posted his 3rd trip (?) to find it on YouTube called "Jayne 2.1". After some persistent adventuring, he has located the grave site. He's an excellent videographer and story teller.

Re: Location of Stannard's Grave

Mon 24 May, 2021 2:33 pm

Thanks for the heads up on this story, it’s a nicely presented video with great story telling. A true adventure Tassie style!
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