The burial ground has a stone cairn memorial on it -- plus signage.
Plus I am investigating might it be the most blessed, if not
consecrated, land on the Hawlesbury --- that is because an entire bevy
of Hawkesbury Reverends (something like an association of Ministers
for the region) gathered at the dedication of the memorial.
Or so I have read. I was not at the dedication myself.
It's said "The long lost site is located on a patch of undeveloped
land behind Windsor's Jolly Frog Hotel. Many of the site's burials
were convicts" and "The astronomer, John Tebbutt, identified the site
in 1912" ( http://www.hawkesburyhistory.net.au/windsor/burial.html
Am also trying to find anyone interested in the past of FREEMAN's
REACH -- thus far with very little success.
Did your Gospers live in Gosper Street at one time?
I also wrote to the Heritage Minister, that (in my opinion only) the
Government should be doing more about protecting old places like
But I can tell you now they will take absolutely no notice of
anything I say.
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Sent:Sat, 29 Mar 2014 16:19:27 +1100
Subject:[PJ] The Jolly frog
I know that at one time a long time ago one James Gosper ran the
and after his death 11.12.1837 that his wife Margaret Marsden [no
to minister Marsden]ran it but I do not know for how long
Know nothing about a cemetery near the hotel l think that the hotel
different name early in time
I descend from James Gospers brother John
The original Gosper and his wife[did not marry until after the birth
James] were both convicts
Best of luck in your search
Nita Fraser in Newcastle
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