Gippsland Revisited - A pilgrimage to a mother’s grave at Edward’s Reef (Donnelly’s Creek)
This publication is about the only marked grave at the Edward’s Reef Burial Ground that of Christina Shaw. This is a diary written by Alex Shaw, Christina ’s son and is an account of a fourteen-day journey made by Alex in 1930 from Ballarat to The Springs, Donnelly’s Creek and Edwards Reef, as a pilgrimage to his mother’s grave. He was in his late sixties at the time;his son Donald joined him and provided the transport.
Publishing this diary of Christina Shaw will provide a better understanding of our history in a remote mountain goldfield and to also keep our history alive. I sincerely thank all the descendants of the Shaw family whom have kindly given me permission to publish this diary.