Arthur Chapman and his wife Sophie Chapman came out from England and pegged a lease called the Ajax along with Arthurs Friend Alexander McDonald.
Arthur excavated a kitchen for his wife out of the side of a hill. At 6:30pm on the evening of May 22nd 1896 tragedy struck when the roof of the dug out suddenly collapsed without warning. The whole weight of the roof buried Mrs Chapman and McDonald under tons of earth.
Being no cemetery in the district, the two were buried side by side a short distance from the well and only a few yards away from the dugout. Visit the site to read more about the tales of hauntings and treachery.