24 A Bush Grave

I’m joining Becky in her July Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B.  The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word tree. Look for #treesquare. Come with me on a Central Queensland road trip starring trees and the beautiful landscapes of my home state.

The Gemfields

A lonely headstone placed in bushland beside May Creek marks the final resting place of F.W. Schlieffen, an itinerant piano tuner who lost his life in floodwaters on 13 March 1906.

A plaque at the gravesite tells his tragic story.

23 thoughts on “24 A Bush Grave

  1. a fascinating tale, and I didn’t know if to laugh or cry at their attempts at the first burial!!

    It has also left me wanting to know more about him. Was he a good piano tuner? Had he left a family behind in Germany? So much more to know

    what a great #TreeSquare

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  2. Now that is an interesting story. How many people would go to that much trouble over a person who was already gone over a century? That’s impressive. Have you ever watched the Silent Witness? It’s a Prime Series about cases of Forensic Pathologists. It’s pretty interesting. This person’s tenacity reminds me of the Pathologists. 🙂

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      • I agree. It was such a heart-warming story. Too bad the piano tuner didn’t get the benefit of knowing. He was probably a stubborn guy, who was bound and determined to cross that river no matter what anyone told him. Or maybe he was so dedicated that he thought the people would die without their piano if he was late a day. Too bad they didn’t have cell phones. He could have explained why he was going to be late. It would make a great fiction, wouldn’t it?

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