8. The Robber’s Grave -1873
The Pilgrim's Herald - authorised medium of all goverment notices for the Pilgrim's Rest Mining District features interesting articles of the years gone by. On page 4 appears a short article regarding THE ROBBER
" Date unknown - 1873 - Goldfields reporter
Robber shot dead
A man was banished from goldfields recently after being caught and convicted of tent robbery a considerable offence. A short time thereafter, he was seen on a hill and shot dead. He has been buried in a grave named 'Robber's Grave' and in the north - south position to brand him a thief forever. Local populace has already named the hill on where he lies Cemetery Hill."
(The Pilgrim's Herald, Vol XXXV no 331, 13 December 1999)
People walk up a steep hill, about 150 steps, just to go and see this grave.
Notes: Alta Griffiths
Date: 28 Apr 2007
Contributed by: Alta Griffiths
Size: 5 items