Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Thames (NZ): Dead Cert Stories of Thames

A new blog on the block, that covers 'DEAD CERT' articles by Meghan Hawkes of Thames. Locals will remember Meghan's articles in the local newspaper - covering an insight into the lives of the people of the Thames-Coromandel area.
Ever wondered about the people behind the names? Many of the gravestones are in a terrible state, but truly remarkable and amazing stories exist of the early settlers. Meghan brings these tales together and helps us remember the past residents of The Thames.
The first blog is entitled: Demoniacal possessions. George Maxwell, 1879. 
A doctor mentioned in the article was Dr Payne, his photo is below.
Dr Payne is buried at Shortland Cemetery
Full photo available at The Treasury, along with full burial and other details