Outback Graves Markers


Burial Location:Lake Darlot  (details...)
Occupation: Prospector & Miner
Place of Death: Horseman Gully, Leonora
Date of Death: 02 May 1895
Age:27 years
Cause of Death:Typhoid Fever
OGM Ref#: 0637


Deceased had been prospecting in Western Australia for the previous four years or so and about 18 months prior to his death, paid a visit to his parents in Mittagong, New South Wales. His father kept a hotel at Mittagong, 50 miles from Sydney. At that time, he was in the best of health. Thomas Kidd and two other men made a coffin for Hilder out of whisky cases, a load of whisky having just arrived. Charles Medlicott read the funeral service. A crude fence was erected around the grave, consisting of four forks and four rails of wood - but this has disappeared over time. Coolgardie Miner 31 May 1895 has date of burial as 30 May 1895
Parents:Eliza (nee BOLLARD) and John HILDER
Birth Details:1868 New South Wales; Birth Reg.No.15265.1868, Picton
Death Certificate:Not identified
State Records Office: James Hilder AU WA S59 cons3458 1895/076 Item - Part of APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION (ORIGINALS)
Comments:James Hilder was originally buried in Horseman’s Gully, an ungazetted cemetery. The mining company which took over the site in 1995, agreed to pay for the exhumation of the eight men buried there, who were then relocated and re-interred at the nearby Darlot Cemetery. The deceased is one of those eight.