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-== Jollies Hotel Burial Site ==+[[Category:Burial Sites]]
 +== Location ==
-This is located on SH6, the Athol to Five Rivers Highway, between Invercargill and Queenstown, just south of Athol on the +This burial site is located in [[Southland Cemeteries|Southland]] on SH6, the Athol to Five Rivers Highway, between Invercargill and Queenstown. The exact location is {link to map???}, just south of Parawa on the East side of the road.
-I am originally from a place called Garston ( my ggrandfather started+== Description ==
-the first Hotel there ) above Athol . I was up @ Garston for mothers day+
-& as I was passing the Cairn , I thought its about time I stopped & had+A roadside cairn of concrete and local stone, about 1 meter high and 1.5 meters square at the base, was erected in 1934 near the graves of 3 men and one woman. The cost was borne by local residents assisted by a grant of £5 from the Southland County Council and another of the same amount from the
-another look @ it .+local branch of the Farmers Union.
-The only thing is, its a bit dangerous to stop if there is traffic around+The cairn bears a marble slab inscribed as follows:- "In memory of our unknown pioneers buried here, Jolly Waggoners Hotel. Somebody's loved ones. Erected by local residents, 1st October, 1934."
-, it is on the main road to+
-Queenstown+Under the tablet is a niche with a drawer in which was placed a book containing much of the history of the early settlers of the district as is
 +available, and a visitor's book.
-,also it is a straight bit of road there , & the cars tend to go very fast+In the records it is noted that: "It is proposed to surround the graves with a border of large stones which will be painted white, and the committee are of the opinion that this is all that necessary, as no gain would result from the expense of fencing or conveying the area to the Council. It seems to me also that this arrangement should be satisfactory to everyone concerned.
-.+
-Many years ago I stopped & had a look & there was a book there , but I+Claire Paterson visited the site recently and the book was gone & the wooden drawer was in poor condition.
-think the last time I stopped+
-the book was gone & the wooden drawer it was in wasn't looking the best .+== Burials ==
-I now refer to my book of History of Northern Southland by GA Hamilton &+From "History of Northern Southland" by GA Hamilton:
-he tells of the people+
-3 men & 1 woman died there , the woman was Margaret Smith & she was+3 men & 1 woman died there"
-drowned when a coach was upset+
-in Fryers Creek in 1866 . Miss Smith was one of a party of twelve woman+The woman was Margaret Smith & she was drowned when a coach was upset in Fryers Creek in 1866 . Miss Smith was one of a party of twelve woman who came to NZ as domestics from Aberdeen.
-who came to NZ as domestics+
-from Aberdeen .+Note however that a slightly different account is given in "Where Five Rivers Run" by Alistair Hamilton (the same gent?), which says: "The first one was a young lady from Aberdeen who was in a party of 12 young ladies going from Invercargill to the goldfields and the wagon overturned and she drowned in the Mataura River at Parawa in 1864."
-One of the men buried there was James Cannon who died through eating tutu+One of the men buried there was James Cannon who died through eating tutu berries which he had declared were non-poisonous.
-berries which he had declared+
-were non-poisonous .+The second man was Charles Edward HERON, 35 years, died 1911, a cook employed at the Glenquoich station during the shearing season . He was found dead in bed at the Jollies presumably as a result of injuries received in a fight with a shearer.
-The second man was a cook employed at the Glenquoich station during the+The third man was a miner found dead in his hut at the Nokomai diggings.
-shearing season . He was found dead in+
-bed at the Jollies presumably as a result of injuries received in a fight+At the time all the names were known but with the passing of time names have been lost.
-with a shearer .+
-The third man was a miner found dead in his hut at the Nokomai diggings . 
-At the time all the names were known but with the passing of time names+== Acknowledgements ==
-have been lost .+
 +This information was supplied by Claire Sinclair Paterson and Avis McDonald.
-"JOLLIES HOTEL SITE BURIAL GROUND, (NEAR EYRE GREEN)+==Return to [[Southland Cemeteries]]==
- +
-27 October 1934+
- +
-A roadside cairn of concrete and local stone has been erected near the+
-graves, the cost being borne by local residents assisted by a grant of £5+
-from the Southland County Council and another of the same amount from the+
-local branch of the Farmers Union. The cairn bears a marble slab+
-inscribed as follows:- "In memory of our unknown pioneers buried here,+
-Jolly Waggoners Hotel. Somebody's loved ones. Erected by local+
-residents, 1st October, 1934."+
- +
-Under the tablet is a niche with a drawer in which is to be placed a book+
-containing much of the history of the early settlers of the district as is+
-available, and a visitor's book.+
- +
-It is proposed to surround the graves with a border of large stones which+
-will be painted white, and the committee are of the opinion that this is+
-all that necessary, as no gain would result from the expense of fencing or+
-conveying the area to the Council. It seems to me also that this+
-arrangement should be satisfactory to everyone concerned. "+
- +
- +
- +
-None of the names come up on a Google, but with help from the Southland+
-Council it appears to be located on SH6, the Athol Five Rivers highway,+
-at Jollies Hill Pass just south of Parawa. Eyre Green appears to have+
-vanished, but there is an Eyre Creek and an Eyre Creek Siding Road nearby. +
- +
- +
-== Acknowledgements ==+
- +
-Claire Sinclair Paterson+

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[edit] Location

This burial site is located in Southland on SH6, the Athol to Five Rivers Highway, between Invercargill and Queenstown. The exact location is {link to map???}, just south of Parawa on the East side of the road.

[edit] Description

A roadside cairn of concrete and local stone, about 1 meter high and 1.5 meters square at the base, was erected in 1934 near the graves of 3 men and one woman. The cost was borne by local residents assisted by a grant of £5 from the Southland County Council and another of the same amount from the local branch of the Farmers Union.

The cairn bears a marble slab inscribed as follows:- "In memory of our unknown pioneers buried here, Jolly Waggoners Hotel. Somebody's loved ones. Erected by local residents, 1st October, 1934."

Under the tablet is a niche with a drawer in which was placed a book containing much of the history of the early settlers of the district as is available, and a visitor's book.

In the records it is noted that: "It is proposed to surround the graves with a border of large stones which will be painted white, and the committee are of the opinion that this is all that necessary, as no gain would result from the expense of fencing or conveying the area to the Council. It seems to me also that this arrangement should be satisfactory to everyone concerned.

Claire Paterson visited the site recently and the book was gone & the wooden drawer was in poor condition.

[edit] Burials

From "History of Northern Southland" by GA Hamilton:

3 men & 1 woman died there"

The woman was Margaret Smith & she was drowned when a coach was upset in Fryers Creek in 1866 . Miss Smith was one of a party of twelve woman who came to NZ as domestics from Aberdeen.

Note however that a slightly different account is given in "Where Five Rivers Run" by Alistair Hamilton (the same gent?), which says: "The first one was a young lady from Aberdeen who was in a party of 12 young ladies going from Invercargill to the goldfields and the wagon overturned and she drowned in the Mataura River at Parawa in 1864."

One of the men buried there was James Cannon who died through eating tutu berries which he had declared were non-poisonous.

The second man was Charles Edward HERON, 35 years, died 1911, a cook employed at the Glenquoich station during the shearing season . He was found dead in bed at the Jollies presumably as a result of injuries received in a fight with a shearer.

The third man was a miner found dead in his hut at the Nokomai diggings.

At the time all the names were known but with the passing of time names have been lost.


[edit] Acknowledgements

This information was supplied by Claire Sinclair Paterson and Avis McDonald.


[edit] Return to Southland Cemeteries

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