A sad tale to tell..........!

Roy  Massicks

Bay of Islands., New Zealand

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Great Barrier Island off the east coast of the North Island, New Zealand had many lost graves dating from the early settlers in the mid 1800’s. I became interested in these graves when we lived on the Island for twelve years. Finding as many as I could became one of my hobbies.
This sad little gravestone was hidden amongst the bracken above Tryphena Harbour along with a few others in what was a private burial ground. I was quite moved when I found it and read the sad words inscribed upon it. Research told me that the baby was one of twins and only lived for a day or two and was never named. The other twin went on to keep the family lineage alive – this family although no longer living on the Island still has connections. A mystery as to whom has kept the marker stone in good condition, a mystery I never managed to solve.

Pentax P30n 35mm film SLR camera. Image scanned and digitised.

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