In 1895, Charles Henry Staker, a labourer from South Australia had only been in Esperance Bay for three weeks when he fell gravely ill from typhoid fever. He died at a young age on the 22nd November in a small town that had no established hospital.

The final resting place of Charles Henry Staker, exhumed from the ‘Old Esperance Cemetery’ – now Esperance Oval – and reburied in the current Esperance site on 27 July, 1897.



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