Where were the surivors finally laid to rest. As I trace their graves I will enter them onto this page.

Joseph Harvey Jewell & Mary Ann Jewell

Joseph Jewell's grave lies next to his brother Edwin's Grave in Bridgewater Cemetery. Victoria. Australia. Above Joseph's headstone the top of the railing surrounding his brother's Memorial.

How clearly this illustrates the difference in fortune of the brothers. After making their fortune in the Joseph decided to return home to Clovelly in Devon with his bride Mary Ann, all his gold was lost when the General Grant foundered. Edwin decided to stay in Australia and invest his money in starting a farm. He was very successful and eventually built his own house he named "Clovelly". Pictured below.

Joseph's headstone reads "he's done his duty here below and now he's gone aloft".

Mary Anne's grave had not yet been positively identified.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

            Joseph Jewell's Grave                            Edwin Jewell's Grave

 The above photographs were from the Shelagh Sansom (nee Jewell) collection.

 

Clovelly - Bridgewater

                   Photograph from Rhoda Robertson collection

 

David McClellan

David was the only survivor of the wreck who died on the Auckland Islands. He died in August 1868, just three months before rescue.

   

 

Photograph by kind permission of Rob Suisted. Nature's Pic Images. New Zealand.

For more great pictures visit Rob's web site at www.naturespic.com

William Sanguilly

William Died on 6th May 1909. At that time he was living in Judge Street Sydney. He was buried on the 8th May in Rookwood Cemetary Sydney.

His wife Sarah died on 26th February 1926 in Sydney Hospital. She was burried in Rookwood Cemetary on 27th May.

 


Rookwood Cemetery

 

Patrick Caughey

Patrick Caughey died in April 1903, and was buried on the 25th April 1903 at Kilcoo, just outside Newcastle. Co Down. Northern Ireland.

James Teer

James Teer died on the 30th April 1887 and was buried in Arawata Cemetery on 3rd May 1887,at Jackson's Bay. South Island. New Zealand.

His passing was reported the West Coast Times on the 31 May 1887 it read as follows:

Mr Hudson has received the following letter recently from Mr D MacFarlane, Jackson’s Bay.

I am sorry to inform you that your old friend James Teer died on the evening of 30th April. About 4pm. On the above date he was cutting wood for his fire, when he evidently felt something wrong, as he sent a messenger up for my son, asking him to come down at once. When Colin arrived he found Teer crouching over the fire, and shivering as if an ague fit, and moaning heavily. He complained of pain in the lower part of his abdomen, and said he was suffering intense pain. With the help of Mr C Robinson, he was put to bed and hot fomentations applied. This treatment somewhat reduced the pain and he gradually became easier, but at intervals his breathing became difficult, and he said there was a great weight on his chest. Finally he appeared to go off to sleep, and in three hours from the time he took ill he was dead.

I was in Hokitika when he died, but in the absence of a medical man nothing more could have been done for him. No post mortem having been held, it is impossible for me to say what was the cause of death. I was told at Hunts Beach,on my way down, that he had died from eating poisoned fish, but I find no evidence of anything of that kind. He was taking medicine for chronic stricture, from which he suffered very much. However he was often complaining, and no doubt the hardships he endured when cast away on the Auckland Islands told on him at last. The first time I met Jimmy was in Walter Ramsay’s flax hut on the banks of the Hokitka river, when the town consisted of said hut and your own calico store. He was then working a cargo of Ramsay’s in shares, ferrying diggers going to the Totara rush. Shortly after he acted as pilot to vessels crossing the bar. As first acting pilot , he felt very much aggrieved at not being appointed as harbourmaster for Hokitika , and this remained a standing grievance with him until the last. The old landmarks are passing away, and I think you alone are left of all the crowd to represent the Pilgrim Fathers of Hokitika, and claim the honour of being the oldest inhabitant of the capital of Westland.

His funeral was attended by a few hardy settlers in this barren outpost, three of those were Frank Heveldt and  the Nolan brothers.  A bottle of whisky was poured over the grave by one of the mourners, a gesture which indicated a act of friendship to West Coasters.

Arawata Cemetery, Haast. Situated between Neils Beach and Jackson Bay, this cemetery is the burial site for some of the first European settlers to come to Jackson Bay as part of the unsuccessful settlement programme in 1875. The forest has reclaimed most graves with only some sites still discernible.  

Originally a headstone marked his grave but time and the ellements have made his grave impossible to recognise.

Interestingly I have just discovered a very relevant poem written by Denis (Dinny) Nolan.  I include two verses which tell the story today.

 

Grave at Arawata

(Picture by Kathleen Shepherd)

Many more were buried there in those pioneering days,
I recall the lovely flowers that flourished near the graves.
All enclosed with wooden railings as neat as it could be,
Seemed like a little paradise in its plain simplicity.
I returned there long years after, I was then an aged man,
The place was quite deserted, all settlement was gone.
There in my seclusion old memories on me rushed,
And my first impulse it was to seek that graveyard in the bush.

I feel that I should tell you what I gazed upon,
The tangled scrub it towered above, and the clearing all was gone.
And those crude wooden crosses which as a child I'd seen,
Were buried neath that tangled mass, and oblivion reigned supreme.
I tried to force an entrance to locate the place,
But blackberry it barred the way, and tore my hands and face.
I sat there sad and lonely, and I could not help reflect,
Is this remembrance after life, is this what we might expect.
When our span of life has ended, our voice forever hushed,
Will we lapse into oblivion in some graveyard in the bush?


(Dinny) Denis Nolan

Dinny Nolan was born at the Arawata Settlement, near Jackson Bay, in 1877, the fifth of Andrew and Mary Nolan's 10 children. Andrew and Mary (nee Spillane) were among the original settlers in Jackson Bay, arriving on April 12, 1875.

 

 

 Entrance to Arawata Cemetery (The Pioneer Cemetery)

 

 

Aaron Hayman 

Aaron Hayman married his wife Harriet and settled in Eaglehawk, not far from Bridgewater where the Jewells initially lived, and with whom they remained firm friends. Both Aaron and Harried died relatively young, Harried aged 41 and Aaron 49. They are buried in Eaglehawk cemetery.

 

 Photograph by kind permission of  Elizabeth Wood

 

Photograph by kind permission of Elizabeth Wood