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Horace Taylor Memorial
Horace Taylor Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A monument erected over the grave commemorates Horace Sterling Taylor who was killed in a mining accident in 1889. The monument was erected by the Barrier Colonial District Branch of the A.M.A. 

On Wednesday afternoon Messrs. Niell, OOonnell, O'Donnell, Cann, and Rowe, representing the various labor organisations, inspected the now completed monument erected by the A. M. A. in memory of Horace Sterling Taylor, who met his death by falling down the shaft of the Silver Ring mine -exactly twelve months ago on the previous day. The monument consists of an almost plain marble pillar, surmounted by an urn, over which is thrown a short drapery, the folds of which are most natural. Altogether the pillar, with its carvings, is a most creditable specimen of the monumental sculptors art. Supported by a granite base, the whole reaches the height of 12 feet, and towers above the other headstones in the cemetery, a lasting tribute to the memory of a departed unionist. 
Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW), 26 December 1890.

Location

Address:Rakow Street, Cemetery, Broken Hill, 2880
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.963399
Long: 141.431523
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:23-December-1889
Actual Event End Date:23-December-1889

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 24th December, 1890
Front Inscription

         In Memory
             of
HORACE STERLING
      TAYLOR
Died December 23 1889
   Aged 31 Years

Left Side Inscription

A UNIONIST HE LIVED ON EARTH
A LIFE OF PURE SIMPLICITY
TILL GOD REWARDED HONEST WORTH
IN HEAVEN'S MOST GLORIOUS UNITY

Back Inscription

            H.S.T
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED
               AT

SILVER RING MINE
By Falling Down Shaft
December 23, 1889

Right Side Inscription

    Erected
      BY THE 
BARRIER COLONIAL
     DISTRICT
     No. 3 A.M.A
of AUSTRALASIA

 

Source: MA
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