Murder and mysteries are among the
fascinating stories of Coffs Harbour’s Historic Cemetery uncovered by local
author Ruth Morrow in a new booklet which is being launched on Saturday,
The gruesome tale of the discovery of
a single human leg, still wearing a boot, outside a local boarding house in
1885 by a schoolgirl – and the ensuing investigation, trial and hanging – is
just one of the enthralling stories contained in ‘Coffs Harbour Historic
There are also unsolved mysteries such
as the rock structure at the back of the cemetery’s Presbyterian section – was
it a grave site or maybe a memorial garden? But who built it and why?
Also – has the lost site of the
Reverend H E Hunt’s shelter been discovered?
All are welcome to come along to Coffs Harbour Regional Museum in
Harbour Drive on October 22 at 1.30pm for the launch and to meet the author.
The launch will be followed by a walk in the cemetery guided by Ruth
Morrow where she will tell some of the fascinating stories resting within the
region’s historic cemetery.
Entry to the launch and walk are free, but RSVPs are essential.
To secure your place, contact the Museum on 6648 4847 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
A headstone in the historic cemetery.