More questions in search for answers

MYSTERY REMAINS: Deanne Reedy’s great uncle, known to his friends as “Maori John”, lived at the South Aussie Pub for a short while before his untimely death in 1973. Having no family in Australia, the young man from New Zealand was buried by the publicans. Ms Reedy is hoping members of the Mount Gambier community might remember John Howe or know who the mystery “Helen” mentioned on his headstone could be. Picture: BRITTANY DENTON

A HEADSTONE at Carinya Gardens Cemetery was the missing piece in a puzzle Deanne Reedy’s family had been trying to put together for four decades.

But the inscription on the deteriorating plaque marking the grave of John George Howe – Ms Reedy’s long-lost great uncle – contains another mystery Ms Reedy hopes to solve.

When Mr Howe crossed the Tasman Sea in


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