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The headstone over the grave commemorates James (Scotty) Burnett who drowned while trying to cross the River Light in August 1846.

James Burnett travelled with horse and cart through the District, buying and selling goods for station workers.  He also worked as a shepherd on Baker and Newland`s station.  His popularity saw the tombstone and fence erected by station workers. The tombstone and fence were erected after an appeal in 1885 and it was subsequently repaired several times. 


Address:Kapunda - Hamilton Road & Scotty`s Grave Road, Allendale North, 5373
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.285431
Long: 138.896577
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:02-August-1846
Actual Event End Date:02-August-1846


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1885
Front Inscription

Scotty`s Grave

Erected by subscription


Inscription in Proximity

"Scotty" or James Burnett, his correct name, he was a shepherd who was drowned while trying to cross the River Light at Baker`s Flat on 2 August 1846. 

He was buried by his friends in an enclosure that also contains the remains of another man named Carrol who died in 1844.

Source: MA
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