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Commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the burial of Joe Batchelor at Crayfish Point Taroona

Batchelor's Grave

On Thursday 28th January, a re-enactment of a small footnote to history was carried out at the Historic site on the Taroona foreshore. The event was attended by almost 200 people.

The photo gallery above of the event includes contributions from Richard Verrall, Mick Brown and Deirdre Brown

Here is the invitation

ABC news report


The Taroona Community Association would like to thank all of the following for their help in making the event so successful.
    • Captain Sarah Parry and crew of the Windeward Bound
    • Nick Falk, who played Captain Eber Bunker
    • Andy Gamlin for use of wooden dinghy
    • Kingborough Council and Mayor Graeme Bury
    • State Government
    • Taroona Bowls Club (provision of morning tea)
    • Peter Gee and the ABC
    • Mike Nash and National Parks and Wildlife Service
    • Glasser and Parker men's wear (for the 'body')
...and several Taroona residents who noticed the date and alerted us to the imminent anniversary.