Thursday, June 30, 2011


This post is a continuation of a post Pioneers graves - Nass Bridge, another clipping. It should be read first to fully understand this news clipping. Note that Nass River was a part of the De Salis property Cuppacumbalong and not all burials were at the Desalis cemetery. It should further be noted that the Cuppacumbalong cemetery at Tharwa is not the Tharwa cemetery.

The Tharwa cemetery is a private affair for the community. It is located well away from the village on private land and in my opinion is best left alone at peace overlooking the Murrumbidgee.

As this article suggests the Emanuelsons were not the bodies removed from Nass to Tharwa but those of Micheal Herbert of Nass and two grandchildren. This leaves me with the question where are the Emanuelsons buried or were they ever buried in the area at all? Anyway... The first post did however spur me to discover the location of the Tharwa cemetery and the second learn the tragic tale of the Nass Herberts...

The Canberra Times - Saturday 25 February 1939

National Library of Australia


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