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The wall of gravestones commemorates those who have been buried in St David`s Park.  The headstones commemorate : -

Constable Joseph Howard who was shot by the "Fingal Bushrangers" , Patrick Lynch, Michael Rodgers and John Reilly at Starkie's Hut near Port Sorell on the 20th February 1848. The prisoners were brought to trial in December of that year and Lynch and Rodgers were found guilty of the murder and were sentenced to death while Reilly was acquitted.

George Kearly who was the first white male child born in Tasmania

George Weston who was an aboriginal boy under the protection of Mr Charles Connelly who erected the stone in his memory.

Jacob Bellett,  a free settler who arrived on the First Fleet.  ( His headstone says that he was 27 years old when he died, but he was actually 47 years old. )

Elizabeth Cocks, a servant  who worked for Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs Logan.

Jacob Dennis, a colonial servant  who died in 1861.


Address:Davey Street, St David`s Park, Hobart, 7000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.885853
Long: 147.328264
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Wall
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event STart Date:20-February-1848
Actual Event End Date:20-February-1848


Front Inscription

Headstone :

Erected by the Hobart Town Police
In Memory of Constable Joseph HOWARD Aged 31

Who was shot by bushrangers while in the execution of his duty at Starkey’s Hut in the District of Port Sorell on the 20 February 1848.
He was much respected by all who knew him and his body was disinterred and bought to this spot at the expense of his fellow constables.

Headstone :

George KEARLY was born July the 9 1804 and died the 15th.

Joseph KEARLY was born May the 30th 1805 and Died the 5th of Aug.

George KEARLY The first white male child born in Tasmania

Headstone :

Departed this life December the 14th 1819 Aged 12 years.

George WESTON.

A native boy which has been 5 years under the protection of Mr Charles Connelly who has erected this stone to his memory

Headstone :

To the memory of Jacob Bellett a free settler. who depd. this life on the 2nd Dec. 1815 aged 27 years

Left Side Inscription

Headstone :

Elizabeth COCKS Who departed this life the 29th July 1832 Aged 27 years.

She accompanied Lt Colonel and Mrs Logan to this colony who in testimony of her faithful and correct conduct have erected this small memorial to mark the last abode of an affectionate servant whom they much valued and respected

Headstone :

Jacob DENNIS Who died at St Marys Hospital Hobart Town 18 June 1861 Aged 65 years.

This stone was erected by his master Thomas JILLETTE whom he served faithfully for twenty years and his father for about the same period

Source: MA
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