20th Century

Digging Graves as a Hobby – From 1916

This picture is of Mrs. Josephine Smith, aged 84 at the time, whose hobby was digging graves. Part of a collection of images taken by Jim Fitzpatrick called ‘Drouin town and rural life during World War II”. Drouin was a typical little farming town with around 1,100 people. I wonder if there was a surplus of open graves there thanks to Mrs. Smith.

Mrs. Josephine Smith, a grave digger hobbyist.

Image is from the National Library of Australia and is under Public Domain License.