Thursday, July 26, 2012

LANYON CEMETERY


Lanyon cemetery is closed to the public but sits within a white fenced square a few minutes walk from the Lanyon Homestead. Its a strange little cemetery that leaves me wondering at its lack of headstones yet numerous burials. Not really much there to see, the enclosure, a stand of very old pines, a main monument (pictured) and a few headstones.

Trove keeps turning up new clippings and this one relates the regions first burial, that of William Wright killed whilst duck shooting...

Queanbeyan Age - Friday 30 May 1913






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Checking out a scarred tree on Isabella Drive

I know of probably 20 or so authentic Aboriginal scarred trees dotted around the landscape of suburban Canberra. I have posted a few time...