This Day in History: 1863-03-26

Botanist James Drummond Snr. died after a brief illness and was buried beside his son Johnston, beneath the shade of his favourite hibiscus tree, on his property ‘Hawthornden’, north of Newcastle and old Toodyay.

Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, p.173.
Rica Erickson & Robyn Taylor. Toodyay homesteads. Hesperian Press, 2006, p.87 (memorial tablet)
Rica Erickson. The Drummonds of Hawthornden. Lamb Paterson, 1969, pp. 154-155.