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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, Parkville, 3052
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.791811
Long: 144.961975
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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