Running by the side of the institute is a passage still bearing the imposing nameplate—”Bethel street,” but it is only the memory of an erstwhile street. In this street was discovered, some 30 years ago, a unique paving slab. On being lifted it was found to be the tombstone of a man who came in the First Fleet.

Gravestone of George Graves found in Bethel Street

The gravestone here sketched was found in Bethel street about 30 years ago. It was used as a paving stone and had probably been moved from the first cemetery nearby for that purpose.

Hamlet lamented that the dust of kings might serve “to fill a crack to keep the wind away.” Boatsman Graves’ post-carnal usefulness lay in other directions—his headstone served to fill a crack to keep the mud away. We shall pass with quick step to the next building. It was the correct thing when one visited Paris up to a few years ago to visit the Morgue and write a chapter of gruesome details. As the morning cables are supplying this fare in unlimited quantities, we shall pass by the Coroner’s Court, and arrive at a more pleasant subject—the Sailors’ Home.