b. May 1868 at Wallangra Station, Warialda district near Graman NSW
(parents: Alexander Dill Gamble and Fanny O’Donnell)
d. 6 March 1878 at “Oakbank” Gullengutta, near Graman NSW
Aged 9 years 10 months
Interred on “Oakbank” Gullengutta
Footstone later moved to Graman Cemetery, NSW - Church of England Section
The fourth child and second son, Roland like his siblings was educated from daily lessons delivered by his Father from their family bible. Roland would have enjoyed a reasonably carefree childhood while living on his parent’s property “Oakbank” spending hours exploring and experiencing many adventures in this isolated rural environment.
Knowing no fear and for one reason or another, Roland was bothering a horse with a long stick in the stockyard, the horse kicked back connecting with the long stick and spearing it back through Roland’s lung. Tragically as a result of this accident Roland bled to death. A truly awful experience for everyone involved. It is believed that Roland was buried on “Oakbank” and his footstone was later moved to Graman Cemetery along with his Mother’s headstone.
This followed the burial at Graman of his Father in 1908 and the sale of “Oakbank”. There is uncertainty as to whether the bodies were relocated to Graman.
Original grave of Roland Gamble and his mother Fanny (O'Donnell) Gamble at "Oakbank" Ottleys' Creek, Gullengutta. Photo by J.E.Speers 1897