Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Bush Grave Havilah Anglican Cemetery


This rough grave is David Hunter White's (1930-1990). It is in the grounds of Havilah Anglican Church. He was one of the famous White's who settled in the Mudgee district in the 1870s. Havilah Station is located near Mudgee, on the central western slopes of New South Wales. The property became famous for breeding merino sheep and later prizewinning cattle.



The church was built by Henry Hunter White in 1905 who gifted it to the Anglican Church.



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25 comments:

  1. That's an interesting grave. Great church.

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  2. Interesting read and some fine photos.

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  3. I have not seen any grave remotely like this. It was driven by modesty, not lack of funds, methinks. Such a delightful lack of hubris is not common in graveyard or cemetery memorials.

    That church appears to be in splendid condition. I do hope it is still a working church, even though its congregation may be small and dwindling. However, the name 'Havilah' intruiges me. To me, so patently of another religion altogether.

    I am off to find out ... shall return.

    PS Many thanks for your contribution to Taphophile Tragics. Yes, yes the url says Taphophile Tuesdays, but that was before I got my head on the right way.

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  4. Were their any other graves in the church yard - or just his?
    The church certainly does look in good nick.

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  5. Interesting post with great shots!

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  6. The bush grave is an amazing feature for the recent 1990's! It looks like an old, sacred cairn!
    And love the stonework of the old church!

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  7. Unsure about the name Julie, not your usual saint's name. Have amended the Tuesday to Tragic.
    Freefalling, yes there were other graves, with headstones.

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  8. What an interesting post! The bush grave is indeed amazing and does look so much older. Hope your new year is off to a great start!

    Sylvia

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  9. That is an interesting gravesite. And the church looks like a new build.

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  10. This is a real bush grave Peter using stone from the near vicinity- they are few and far between - well captured!

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  11. What a beautiful church and I really like the bush grave.

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  12. I have photographs of this church here and took photos of some of the graves but unlike yours mine were not very satisfying so did not make it into the blog.

    Regarding Julie's comment on the name. They built the church on their property Havilah in 1905 and gifted it to the Anglicans in 1908.

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  13. Beautiful pics. My OWT is up too.


    Happy New Year from New Zealand.

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  14. SO interesting! And what a beautiful little church.
    Happy new year to you!

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  15. This is such a beautiful stone constructed church... I'd love to see the interior!

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  16. What a fascinating and pretty place!

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  17. That is an interesting gravesite. I thought maybe the surrounding land was very rocky, but it doesn't look that way by the church.

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  18. Madge, sorry no inside pictures.
    Joan your photo of the same church was magestic on sunset.

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  19. That is a nice grave with the raw stones.

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  20. Its more like a grave in the bush where you have to prevent the body for eating by animals in a hurry. But I don't think that sheep have developed such a taste. Fascinating.

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  21. An unsual grave, for sure. Very nice.

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  22. an interesting person and a rough a
    Aussie grave

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  23. I found out a bit about the name of the property. It received its name after a visiting clergyman discovered specks of gold and, citing from Genesis, referred to it as the ‘land of Havilah’. It wasn't originally started by the White family but by the Bayly family.

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