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31-August-2014
31-August-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders
A grave commemorates Ernest E. S. Flint who worked on the Overland Telegraph Line, and he was in charge at Alice springs for eight years until he died in 1887 from rheumatic fever.  

Location

Address:Herbert Heritage Drive, Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, Alice Springs, 0870
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.671057
Long: 133.886239
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial

Dedication

Front Inscription

In memoriam

Ernest E. S. Flint who died 17 July 1887.  Aged 33 years

This stone was erected in loving memory by his brother officers of the Central Section

"Should the sturdy station children pull the bush flowers on my grave, I may chance to hear them romping overhead."

Source: MA
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