A little history lesson.

CapturedByKylie

Castle Hill, Australia

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This is the grave of one of my descendants Matthew James Everingham who first set foot on Australian soil with Captain Arthur Philip and the rest of the First Fleet on January 26th 1788.
His grave is at Wilberforce Cemetary, NSW.

His headstone reads:
_*"SACRED
To the Memory of MATTHEW JAMES EVERINGHAM who Departed this Life 25 Dec. 1817 AGED 48 YEARS

Farewell vain world i have had anough of thee and am Carless what thou canst say of me. thy smiles i curt not nor thy frowns i fear beneath this turf my head Lies quit hear*_

(The smaller plaque underneath this reads MATTHEW JAMES EVERINGHAM
ARRIVED FIRST FLEET
26-1-1788
DIED 25-12-1817
FELLOWSHIP OF FIRST FLEETERS
1983
)

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  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
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