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A headstone is located on Morayfields on the southern bank of the Caboolture River. The headstone relates to Levi Walker, a labourer from Heap, near Bury in Lancashire, England, who drowned here in the Caboolture River in October 1869 (QRG 1869).

Walker had only arrived in Australia 5 weeks earlier, aboard the Star Queen, on 6 September 1869 (QSA 2009).

To date, no further evidence for burials on the site has been discovered through our scrutiny of historical records or archaeological evidence.

Cheryl remembers living near the grave of Levi Walker

References

Queensland Registrar-General (1869) Death Certificate 1869/6025.

Queensland State Archives (2009) Registers of Immigrant Ships’ Arrivals 1848-1912, QSA ItemID 13086.

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