and_some_found_gravesAnd Some Found Graves

The Goldfields Diary of John Aspinall

compiled by A.J. Thompson

ISBN 0 85905 186 2, (2002 reprint of 1993 edition), Soft Cover, 95pp, illustrated, 150grams

$16.50 + POST

I found Johnny Aspinall's grave by chance in February 1980 while prospecting at Hawks Nest, about 15km west of Laverton in the Mt Margaret Goldfields of Western Australia.

Johnny began his diary in 1895 as he left his native New Zealand and his last entry was made in 1896 one prior to his death when he was struck by lightning. Ironically, his last entry mentioned that there were thunderstorms around."           A.J. Thompson