Sarum Family Graves
Kingaroy Shire, Queensland, Australia
Contributed by Janice Nightingale, Nov 29, 2000, updated Nov 14, 2003 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 3.
Wylarah is approx. 46km west of Kingaroy and Sarum stands some 10km away from Wylarah.
The property was selected by Vivian Salisbury in the 1890s. The single grave marks a tragedy that occured in 1909.
Three teenage girls, cousins home from boarding school, were drowned in a swimming hole on the property. The girls were buried together in a single coffin. The grave is marked by a sandstone cross and surrounded by a timber fence.
Although the date on the grave is 11 May 1909, Alfred Greenup, who was called out to search for the girls, records the day as the 4th of January in his diary.
- Janice Nightingale
Beeby, Kathleen Mary, 11 May 1909, age: 11y, At Rest (looks like), Sarum
Bode, Ena, 11 May 1909, age: 12y, Sarum
Webster, Marjorie, 11 May 1909, age: 15y, Sarum
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