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Memorial stone erected by fellow soldiers over the grave of John Moxey who was a soldier at the Towrang Stockade.
From 1833 to 1843 the Towrang Stockade was the Chief Penal Camp in the southern district of the newly founded colony of New South Wales. It was a penal stockade for convicts who worked on the construction of the Great South Road. The stockade accomodated approximately 250 prisoners. The stockade became the principal penal establishment in the southern district and was noted for its harsh discipline.
|Address:||Hume Highway, Derrick Rest Area, Towrang, 2580|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.736038|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
JOHN MOXEY, PRIVATE
Soldier 80th Regiment
Who Departed This
November 16th 1838
Aged 38 years
22 years service.
Remember me as you pass by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now so you must be
Prepare for death to follow me
This stone was erected by his comrades as a
token of respect towards a good and deserving soldier.