“When, in the years to come, the Tennant Creek goldfield is worked out, and the waste from which it sprung reverts to waste, the little cemetery facing the Overland Telegraph Line will tell the poignant tale of strife, adventure, disappointment and grief that attended its rise." - Written 1936
Barkly Regional Council
Phone 08 8962 0000
ATKINS (Haines), VINCENT JAMES
Drowned at St Videons Crossing on the Roper River. His body being recovered two days later when it refloated to the surface. Autopsy performed at Katherine and body returned to Tennant Creek for burial.
Mary Christina Atkins (nee Dunn born SA 26 Sept 1934) was Vince's partner of thirteen years before his death.
(Source - Rob Haines b 1953, son - September 2014)