In early 1835 a man shooting ducks in the river from a boat, drowned when the boat capsized. His mates made a coffin and buried him on the river bank.

In May 1839 Henry Atkins, the Postmaster was digging steps in the river bank and found a skeleton. The local people knew it was the same man, so they buried him again, about 20 yards from the river.

In May 1865 two men digging a hole for a tank came upon the skeleton. Some old locals said that was the place where he was buried the second time.

After the Police and the Coroner were satisfied, he was taken away and buried once again.