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Kingston #2

Continuing the photographic tour of Kingston from the previous album, we commence at the eastern end of Quality Row where cattle are grazing contentedly outside the Golf Club House which was formerly the Stipendiary Magistrate's Quarters, then walk through the historic Kingston Cemetery where headstones reveal the resting place of high officers and humble convicts, ruthless insurgents and their victims, Pitcairn patriarchs and strangers, who all now lie in serene surroundings near Cemetery Bay. Hear the story of Bloody Bridge before watching the Sunset over Norfolk Island.

Date(s): June 2008. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 53 of 53 Total. 1818 Visits.
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Quality Row near Golf Course
Cattle graze contentedly on roadside verge.

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Cattle near Golf Club House

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Eating takes preference to smiling for the camera

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Still eating!

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Friendly black Cow takes interest in the camera

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A sideways glance at the camera

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Ear Tag denotes Registration
By paying a Registration Fee of $68 per head, owners are allowed to let cattle graze on roadside verges.

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The Ocean beyond the Golf Links

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Across the Golf Links to Phillip Island

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View from Steps of Golf Club House
This historic building surrounded by a Stone Wall was formerly the Stipendiary Magistrate's Quarters.

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Norfolk Island Flag flies from Club House
The flag is three vertical bands of green from hoist side, white, and green with a large green Norfolk Island pine tree centered in the slightly wider white band.

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Golf Course and Golf Club House
The Golf Club House was formerly the Stipendiary Magistrate's Quarters. Overlooking Kingston, taken from Queen Elizabeth Lookout on Rooty Hill Road.

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Interior of Golf Club House

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One of the many Plaques on the Wall

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Yellow Hibiscus
Growing beside the Golf Club House.

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Double Yellow Hibiscus
Growing beside the Golf Club House.

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Pastel Pink Hibiscus
Growing beside the Golf Club House.

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Red Hibiscus
Growing beside the Golf Club House.

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Double Pink Hibiscus
Growing beside the Golf Club House.

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Yellow edged Hibiscus
Growing beside the Golf Club House.

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Newer portion of Kingston Cemetery
Located between Quality Row and Cemetery Bay, this cemetery site was set aside for burials soon after the 1825 occupation.

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Pillars mark the entrance to Original Cemetery

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Historic Headstones beneath sloping Hills

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Historic Headstones
Here, high officers and humble convicts, ruthless insurgents and their victims, Pitcairn patriarchs and strangers, lie in serene surroundings near the shore of Cemetery Bay.

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Historic Headstones in Original Part of Cemetery

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Cemetery is well maintained
The clarity and freshness of some of the early inscriptions are due to the work of visiting stonemasons who have undertaken restoration work on these headstones.

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Family Tomb
The following photos show the inscriptions on just a few of headstones, the oldest known one being from 1794.

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Here Lieth The Body of Elizabeth Thorby
Who died May 17 1793 Aged 30 years. Also William Thorby died May 7 1794 Aged 1 year.

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The Body of John Badcock
1807

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Here Lieth the Body of Sath Nash
Who Departed This Life Feb 1817
Aged 8 months.
Also the Body of Rob Nash
Who Departed This Life ...


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JA's Neale and Thomas York
JA's Neale, private in the 4th or Kings Own Reg'mt who departed this Life on 4th of Feb 1832 Aged 32 years. Accidentally shot.
Thomas York, private in 4th K.O.Reg Aged 22 years who was accidentally shot by a Brother Soldier on the night of 17th January 1834 while in pursuit of Mutineers.


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In Memory of William McGulloch
Who was executed on the 23 of Septer for the Mutiny on this Island 1834. Aged 21 Years.

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Sacred to the Memory of Jon Sharp
Native of the County Dublin.
Who was accidentally drowned when fishing. Aged 28 Years 1841.
Lord have Mercy on His Soul.


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In Memory of Pat Denneen
Native of the County Limerick Ireland
Who Departed this Life April 5th
AD 1841 Aged 40 Years.


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Sacred to the Memory of Thos Saulsbury Wright
Native of Frodringham Yorkshire
Who died Feb-7th-1843-
Aged 105 Years.


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Sacred to the Memory of John Hall
Native to the City of Dublin
Who departed this life on the 9th Sept in the year of our Lord 1843
Aged 24


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Sacred to the Memory of John Brown
Who departed this life Sept
The 11th 1843 Aged 30 years.
Prepare yourselves to follow me.


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Sacred to the Memory of William Tandy
Late Private Soldier in Her Majestys 58th Regiment who after many years faithfull servitude to Major Arney of the same Corps Commandant was accidentally drouned whilst bathing in Emily Bay on the 31st Dec 1845 in the 28th year of his age.

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Sacred to the Memory of Alfred Essex Baldock
Late Chief Constable of the Island who was unfortunately drowned by the upsetting of a boat in crossing the bar on the 12th April 1848. AE 27.

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Catherine Hamilton
Daughter of Captain B.G. Hamilton Royal Engineers, who Departed this Life 25th April 1849 Aged 3 years and 4 months.

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Sacrede to the Memory of Charles Turner
Aged 20 years. Private of Her Majesty's 99th Regiment of Foot who was accidentally drowned when Fishing at Rope Rock on the 1st of October 1850.
This stone is erected by his affectionate comrades.


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Sacred to the Memory of Frank A Warren
Native of Providence Rhode Island USA.
Who was brutally murdered by a Greek Miscreant on Board AM Ship 'Hope' August 11 1861.
In the Eighteenth Year of His Age.
Alas! my brother.


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Windswept Trees on Cemetery Boundary

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Vegetation sculptured by the Wind

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Bloody Bridge on Driver Christian Road
This bridge, the largest on the island, has been repaired several times through the years. It spans a typical island stream with little water during the summer and a fine rivulet in winter.

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Bloody Bridge
The Bloody Bridge story, which is of uncertain origin, concerns a harsh overseer, beaten to death by vindictive prisoners and walled up in the bridge's masonry, through which the tell-tale blood seeped, leading to detection and prompt execution.

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Bloody Bridge
They were, according to the story, buried in a mass grave outside the cemetery grounds.
There are several variations on this most fascinating theme.


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Driver Christian Road winds up this hill above Bloody Bridge
Formerly Cemetery Road, in 1982 this road was renamed in honour of Charles Driver Christian, a prominent Pitcairn Islander, who wrote the music for some of Norfolk's favourite hymns, and whose land adjoined the road.

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Norfolk Island Sunset 1
17 June 2008.

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Norfolk Island Sunset 2
17 June 2008.

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Norfolk Island Sunset 3
17 June 2008.

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Norfolk Island Sunset 4
17 June 2008.

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Norfolk Island Sunset 5
17 June 2008.

 
   
 
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