|Reginald Gordon Garlick, beloved husband of Nellie |
Accidentally killed at Maroubra Speedway
8th January 1927
Aged 39 years.
Perched high on the southern cliff that protects Sydney Harbour, lies the South Head General Cemetery. Covering a mere 4 acres and with just 6,000 grave sites this cemetery received it first interment in 1869. It is small when compared with the Waverley Cemetery down in Bronte (40 acres and 50,000) or the massive Rookwood Cemetery out in Lidcombe with its interments in excess of a million over 700 acres.
As I wandered the pathways, I met William Deakin who died in 1941 aged 35, whose wife Sarah lived on until 1988 when she was 82. I acknowledged Daisy Elisabeth Williams who died in 1932 aged 13. I chatted away to Beatrice Wynne Carter, simply known as ‘Little Betty’. I sat with Walter Cooper Brown who died in 1946 aged 48, buried together with his son, Richard Lockwood Brown, who died in 1929 aged 2.
I watched as the morning sun reflected off a skink, sunning itself on their headstone.
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