Mayo Memorial

Following the work to provide details on the family grave (Corsham Spotlight, Summer 2014), the following letter was sent to Pat Whalley from Craig Garrett, a descendant of the Mayo family on the maternal side. The family emigrated to Australia many years ago. It sounds as if Craig has a very interesting life. He writes:

Hi Pat,

Many thanks for the article on the Mayo grave and plaque. It’s wonderful, I am so happy it was done. Thank you Pat and the Corsham Civic Society. My Dad was absolutely thrilled about it and seeing his photo in the article. He is not in the best of heath at the moment. Unfortunately he won’t be able to travel to the UK anymore.

I am now working in one of the most remote exploration camps in Australia. West Musgrave sits close to the border of Western Australia, South Australia and Northern Territory. It takes 4 hours from Perth in an 8-seater plane to travel to the site. There is an aboriginal community about 20 minutes drive from us. I am working as an Exploration Geologist exploring for Copper and Nickel working for a company called Cassini Resources. I have worked here before, about 6 years ago for the previous mining company of West Musgrave called BHP. The site hasn’t changed a bit in that time.

Regards, Craig

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