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30-May-2019
30-May-2019

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The headstone, erected over the grave, commemorates John Redvers Miller and his mother Margaret Miller who died in 1919. The headstone was erected by relatives, football friends, and Hibernians. 

Margaret Miller and John Miller died during the influenza epidemic in Australia in 1919. 

'Spanish flu', the pandemic that killed between 50-100 million people worldwide, made landfall in Australia by 1919. About a third of all Australians were infected and nearly 15,000 people were dead in under a year.

LONGREACH, June 18.   The fourth death from pneumonic influenza occurred today, the victim being Mrs. Margaret Miller, forty-one years relict of the late A. Miller, a police constable, who was at one time stationed at Barcaldine. The deceased leaves two children, one of whom, a son, is in a serious condition in the isolation hospital. 
Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld.), 19 June 1919.

Location

Address:Raven Road , Longreach Cemetery, Longreach, 4730
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.449428
Long: 144.261373
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy

Dedication

Front Inscription

                 IN
         Memory of 
JOHN REDVERS MILLER
Died 26th June 1919,
    Aged 19 Years.
    And His Mother
MARGARET MILLER
Died 18th June 1919,
     Aged 39 Years. 

Erected By Their Relatives, 
Football Friends, and Hibernians. 



 

Source: MA
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