Stories in Stone
|The following series of Stories in Stone appeared in the Otago
Daily Times, Magazine Section each Saturday from June 2004 until
Stewart Harvey photographed the grave markers, and researched, compiled and edited the stories (a few stories were contributed as acknowledged). The initiation point for a story could be an inscription on a headstone, or it could arise from an anecdote in a book or report on Papers Past website.
The series provides interesting, and sometimes harrowing, vignettes on people and their lives in early Otago. These range through the whole of early colonial society, including the wealthy, politicians, business owners, leaders, ordinary folk, engineers, teachers, musicians, doctors, police, and many others.
Many stories cover tragedies involving, drownings, accidents, disease.