Outback Graves Markers


Burial Location:Goongarrie Roadside  (details...)
Occupation: Prospector
Place of Death: Williams' pub, Goongarrie
Date of Death: 25 December 1894
Date of Burial:25 December 1894
Cause of Death:Typhoid Fever
OGM Ref#: 0954


Schwan died in 1894 According to a gentleman named Frank Cavill, who was familiar with lonely graves in the goldfields, "Schwan's mates brought him in from Hawk's Nest suffering from fever, Christmas '94. He was delirious and talked incessantly about stacks of gold and looking for the coast. Schwan was doctored up at Williams's pub, but he pegged out and was buried opposite the Caledonian mine. A week later, Charlie Northmore brought his mate Simms (Timms) in from Niagara. Northmore went to Coolgardie for medicine. When he returned a few days later, Simms (Timms) had breathed his last. Simms (Timms) was buried alongside Schwan."

Death Certificate:Unidentified
Comments:The surname is known to have been spelled as either SCHWANN or SCHWAN.