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Post  Tributer on Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:14 pm

With respect to Mr Miller, I enclose an image of his grave plaque from a cemetery at Hill End NSW. I just like the sentiment of the phrase on his plaque.

I believe (but could be wrong) that Mr Miller lived some of the time in the tin shack/humpy on Golden Gully just up from fossicking area at Tambaroora. The floor of the shack has a metre of water over it in floods. He prospected there all the time and I said hello a couple of times. I did not know him, maybe others on the forum did. One day I actually drove over his underwear accidently....he had them soaking in puddle on the track. RIP Mr Miller.

The phrase on the gravestone would probably be apt for a few on this forum

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Post  Digginerup on Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:46 pm

RIP Ken Miller, no doubt penned by someone who knew him well.

Wayne. cheers
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Post  slimpickens on Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:29 pm

Nice Tributer. I'll tell you what I'm going to do. I'm going to give you 5 minutes to put that phrase up as your signature or else I'm stealing it. ( If no one beats me to it) Love it!

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Post  slimpickens on Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:36 pm

Thanks Steve.

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Post  nero_design on Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:09 pm

I caught this shot of his tombstone back in early 2015. Was amused then and I'm still amused now.
Sounds like he had Gold Fever. Also sounds like his family had a similar sense of humor too.

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Post  Tributer on Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:07 pm

Hey Nero, in the time between you taking your photo and me mine, Mr Miller..or...has drank the bottle of Bundy.

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PS Nero, there used to be a lot more Hill End gold finds posted on the forum a few year ago... compared to now..hey.
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Post  Tributer on Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:52 pm

slimpickens wrote:Nice Tributer. I'll tell you what I'm going to do. I'm going to give you 5 minutes to put that phrase up as your signature or else I'm stealing it. ( If no one beats me to it) Love it!
Leave the forum for an hour and look what happens. You can have the signature SP.
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Post  goldchaser on Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:00 pm

Thats a ripper,Tributer you go up the pilbara,have you ever seen the old grave north of Tamboura?
Spell check maybe on tamboora....
Western shaw country.....
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Post  nero_design on Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:34 pm

Tributer wrote:Hey Nero, in the time between you taking your photo and me mine, Mr Miller..or...has drank the bottle of Bundy.

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PS Nero, there used to be a lot more Hill End gold finds posted on the forum a few year ago... compared to now..hey.

You're right, it think some of that booze might have gone down a bit.  There's an unopened can there too on another grave... I don't think anyone would dare pinch it though.  They were burying someone the last time I was there so the cemetery is still in use today.  I regularly see fresh flowers etc on some of the graves. Quite a few infants buried there and we can only imagine how tragic their passing must have been.  I found a family of White's Skinks and even some Jackie Lizards living among the graves.  They seem to flourish and I suspect that the regular flowers might attract insects.  There's also the Ants.
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It's a fairly peaceful place and there's some incredible history buried there.  From memory it's located next to Dead Man's Gully so there's a good chance they chose this spot long ago and just kept adding to it as miners passed away.  A few armed servicemen are also interred on the plot.  It gets a little creepy outside the boundary fence because I've found a few bones sticking out of the ground in the carpark area and they don't appear to belong to kangaroos.










I think Bob The Builder owns this plot.  Someone seems to have fond memories of his interests and has spread them about on his grave.

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You're right about the lack of gold-finds from Hill End showing up here.  I don't believe anyone I know or communicate with has brought any gold in from Hill End recently either.  I was there a couple of times whilst passing through with friends and we dug about but didn't find anything... other than a piece of quartz with a but of copper embedded in it which was very odd. It sure set off the detectors. I know the place has really been given a thrashing by prospectors over the years but surely there's still some nice gold yet to be plucked from the ground there.  I always recommend people visit Hill End.  Not because there's an opportunity to find gold but because the rich history there is interesting and there's a lot to see, experience and explore there. And the locals are always in need of passing traffic. It's a fascinating (and very pretty) little town.


A 'White's Skink' (that was too fast for me to catch) has made his home in the rocks placed over one of the graves.
I know they're common but I rarely see them.  This is the first one I've photographed.


A 'Jackie Lizard' on one of the Graves at Hill End's Cemetery.


This one wasn't as fast...
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Post  mogy on Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:08 am

That is a great pic ,and I clicked on it to get a bigger clearer look BUT there seems to be a virus in it an automated message came on warning me ,my computer had a infection and unless I rang the number given my computer would be shut down ,

Can something be done about this , I have assumed its a scam.

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Post  mogy on Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:11 am

Ive just seen how many other pics there now are after the initial one , I am referring to the original and first memorial grave plaque.

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Post  mogy on Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:17 am

Sorry for wasting your time guys , just went on to the pic again an nothing , can only think its something already in my pc , although the anti virus claims its ok

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