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Photograph of gravestone of George Benson Walker, West Hobart, Tasmania

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Walker, George Benson Photograph of gravestone of George Benson Walker, West Hobart, Tasmania. [Image] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Photograph of gravestone of George Benson Walker taken in the Quaker (Society of Friends) Burial Ground established in 1836 at Mellifont Street, West Hobart, Tasmania until it was closed in 1912. The gravestones have been moved to the edge of what is now the Friends' Park, a recreational park and children's playground. Inscription reads: George Benson Walker - Second Son of the late George Washington Walker - Died 26th day of the 9th Month 1882. Aged 34 Years '. (However Walker family tree states that he was born on 4th June 1844 and died 26 Sept 1882 which would make him 38 years old).

Item Type: Image
Keywords: Quaker, Religious Society of Friends, Tasmania, Religious history, social history, Australia, gravestone, burial ground, west hobart, cemetery, mellifont street, friends park, George Benson Walker
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2011 22:55
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:23
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/12060
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