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03-July-2016
03-July-2016

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

A tree erected at the gravesite commemorates Trinity Bay.

‘Trinity Bay’, an Aboriginal, aged 17, buried in 1891, is the only known aboriginal burial in Manly Cemetery (Plot B281). He was named after Trinity Bay near Cairns, where, allegedly abandoned, he was found as a small child by Dr Sachs of Manly.

Trinity became a popular local cricketer, footballer and cornet player in the Manly Band. He contracted a chill following a game of football and died of pneumonia. For many years he lay in an unmarked grave but in 1956 the Manly Warringah Pittwater Historical Society placed a simple plaque as a headstone and planted on the grave a West Australian weeping myrtle tree.

Location

Address:Griffiths Street, Manly Cemetery Plot B281, Manly, 2095
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.792864
Long: 151.270946
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Indigenous

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1956
Front Inscription
Plaque: 
TRINITY BAY
ABORIGINAL
AGED 17
    1891
Source: MA
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