"While I was repairing Walter Hill Memorial,I
noticed the adjoining grave memorial of Thomas Kingsmill McCullough
and saw the death date was Sunday 24th March 1872.
After some research I have discovered the Memorial
was erected by Telegraph Officers of Queensland.
The story is that Thomas died at Creen Creek Telegraph
Station which is SE of Normanton,N/W Qld, this is now a railway
siding called Green Ck on Gulflander Tourist Line.
Thomas`s body was mumified and packed in dry sand
for transport to Brisbane and buried a few months later at Toowong
Cemetery in 1872.
His mother Martha was buried same grave and died Brisbane
November12,1873 age 73yrs. William McCullough was Thomas`s father.
Photo taken December 2003 by Noel Hall.