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Mystery of historically precious gold box that vanished

The Heather Grave on Campbell Island – A Stuart Legend by Iain Gordon, published on April 15, 1939

IN THE waters of the southern Pacific, about 150 miles southeast of the Auckland Islands, lies a lonely isle, uninhabited save for a few sheep that roam wild. It is a desolate place, forsaken and almost forgotten, but to those who venture there, near the Antarctic waters, it is known as Campbell Island. Few people know the story connected with it for few could guess that on this remote little island is a heather-covered grave which holds a hidden secret.

The story begins with Prince Charles Edward Stuart of the ‘45. While the Highland army lay before Stirling in 1746, his headquarters were at the house of Sir Hugh Paterson of Bannockburn. Lady Paterson’s niece, Clementina Walkinshaw, was visiting her aunt and uncle at the time.

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