Posts by Gordon Ell

Kiwiosities: The Lonely Graves

The finding of a  body of a handsome  young man lying in a remote spot beside the Clutha River began the story of Lonely Graves.  In 1865 a miner called William Rigney came across the body near Horseshoe Bend Diggings.  The dead man’s dog stood guard but no one knew the young man, nor could they discover his name.

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