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Walter Hill’s Grave

March 8, 2010

As part of my research on Walter Hill (1819-1904) for my project Botanica (working title), I visited his resting place at the Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane.

He is buried with his wife, Jane (1818-1888) and daughter Ann (1850-1871), who both predeceased him. Interestingly, Ann Hill was the second person buried in the Toowong Cemetery, after Governor Blackall.

You can visit his grave at: Plot 6, Section 21, Allotment 9, which I found online at Find a Grave. There really is a website for everything these days!

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  1. April 14, 2010 5:29 PM

    oi . . . last weekend, The Australian Garden History Society (Qld) Branch hosted a talk at the Herbarium and then a Toowong cemetery walk with Hilda Maclean, President of the Friends of Toowong Cemetery. Barbara came home talking of Walter Hill’s life and waxed lyrical about all the fruit he introduced to the Brisbane environs. Barbara accessed information from the Herbarium staff for her research on her own ‘Botanica’ public artwork for Roma Street with UAP in 2005.

    So you had better watch out . . . you could now be in line to present a talk to our group on your artwork in development? Barbara Heath and Rhyl Hinwood are doing a joint talk on their own work based on a horticultural theme, at the Roma Street Amphitheatre Meeting Room for AGHS from 1pm on Sunday June 27th 2010 . . . why not come along?

    • April 14, 2010 5:46 PM

      How fantastic! I feel our worlds aligning!

      I will definitely come along to Barbara and Rhyl’s joint talk on June 27, and I urge those following my blog and Barbara’s Viewersite to attend. This will be good! Thanks for the heads up Mal!


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