|Date of birth||20/03/1874|
|Place of birth||Bowen, Qld|
|Date of death||20/09/1885|
|Age at death||11 years|
Second daughter of Richard Carre Lloyd & Isabella Smith [m.11/07/1871]
Sister of –
Llewellyn [b.25/11/1886 d.27/11/1886]
Ada [b.29/03/1888 d.14/08/1913]
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|Cemetery||'No Name Creek' at Ambo - Mt Cornish|
|Address||Blue Gate, Muttaburra|
Died from Camp fire burns
Her parents ran “Blue Gate Dairy” just north of the Muttaburra Township.
At the time of the tragedy Jessie was only 11 years of age and her father was working as a teamster between Bowen and Muttaburra. During the off season (wet season) the Lloyds were employed by Mr Roland Edkins on the Mount Cornish Run.
An extract from the Journal of Mrs Edwina Edkins who lived at Mt Cornish from 1872 until 1905 tells of – ‘the very sad incident’ –
“Harriet Lloyd was known in the district as a brave girl – she on one occasion swam the river with the mail in a heavy flood when men were afraid to face it.”
This lonely gravesite out on the western downs country, miles from any habitation personifies the courage and fortitude shown by the early pioneers of the outback – forging a new life in a daunting land.