In Memory Of
Late Manager Government Battery
Who died at Kalgoorlie
On the 14th July 1903
Aged 43 years
Erected by his friends
The deceased is buried in the MULLINE Cemetery east of Menzies. The headstone was erected by his friends. The monumental work was done by GH Day, Perth Marble Works.
The late manager of the government battery at Mulline, Mr Evans had suffered for some time from a pulmonary complaint and, for the past few weeks, his condition was such as to cause his brother and friends grave fears. Mr Evans' last wish was that his remains should be conveyed to Mulline for interment near the grave of the late J. Thomas, a close friends of his who was killed by accident at the Young Australia mine.
The late Mr Evans came to West Australia from Bendigo. He arrived in Menzies in 1895, being then a member of the police force. He and Corporal Dolan resigned from the police and entered into partnership as mining agents. At a later date, he proceeded to the Niagara district and was manager of the Tampa battery, on the Mignonette lease. He also held an interest in the Gladstone lease at Niagara. Mr Evans next applied for the position of manager of the Mulline State Battery about four years before his death and his undoubted qualifications for the position were recognised by his appointment. He acquired interests in the Golden Pole, Cooladdie, Eileen and several other shows. Evans made the Mulline Battery the most profitable in the state, while he gave prospectors much satisfaction. He was appointed to the Commission of the Peace in April 1900.
His parents were possibly married on 1 January 1859.
Author's Note: There is no relationship to Andrew Evans buried in the same cemetery.