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Tombstone erected by pupils of the Moonee Ponds School in memory of James and William Bysouth who were accidentally drowned while fishing on the 24th March 1862. 

The two boys had gone fishing in Moonee Ponds Creek and when they did not return home by nightfall a search was organised. It is believed that  both boys drowned when William fell into the creek and James attempted to save his brother.

Location

Address:College Crescent, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton North, 3054
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.791811
Long: 144.961975
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:24-March-1862
Actual Event End Date:24-March-1862

Dedication

Front Inscription

           ERECTED
                BY
    THE PUPILS OF THE
    MOONEE PONDS SCHOOL
     TO THE MEMORY OF
THEIR BELOVED SCHOOLMATES

        JAMES BYSOUTH
         AGED 12 YEARS
  AND WILLIAM AGED 9 YEARS
WHO WERE BOTH ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED
WHILST FISHING IN THE MOONEE PONDS CREEK
           24TH MARCH 1862
THE ELDER MET HIS DEATH WHILE NOBLY
STRIVING TO SAVE HIS YOUNGER BROTHER

 

 

Source: MA
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