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David Walker

Died 17 May 1934 aged 50 years

​David Walker died 17/5/1934 aged 50 years at Congoes Water Hole (Kongrow Pool) on the Barker River at Napier Downs Station, West Kimberley - buried at Congoes Water Hole, Napier Downs Station by H Bannon in witness of Alexander Thompson, Kimberley Downs Station. The informant was H Bannon, station manager, Napier Downs Station. David Walker was a contractor, who died of influenza and malarial fever. He was born in Scotland and had been in Western Australia for several years.     At the time of his death, Napier Downs Station had built and worked a cattle yard on an island in the Barker River bed, adjacent to the Kongrow Pool. When searching for Walker's grave, Outback Grave Markers walked along the Barker River to the island, found remnants of the cattle yards and found the likely location of the camp where David Walker died. The most likely location of his grave is under an enormous boab tree located on a sand ridge at the foot of a rocky knoll on the island, overlooking Kongrow Pool. No sign of his grave was found, due to damage by cattle and also an old water tank, now demolished, had at some time been built on the other side of the boab tree. Inscriptions carved into the tree are indecipherable. This likely location of his grave is at E 124 degrees 46' 46.41" and S 17 degrees 08' 40.7"

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