Tuesday, July 03, 2007

I have always had a fascination for old cemeteries whether I had any connection to the people in them or not.
These ones I do.
This is the final resting place, here in Castlemaine, of my paternal great great grandfather, several great aunts and uncles and a few assorted babies.



9 comments:

Sheepish Annie said...

There is something so peaceful about a cemetary. Especially the older ones. Lovely photography!

RachelW said...

I am also a fan of old cemeteries; we have quite a few in the Boston area. Your photos are beautiful (and thank you for your tips with mine - maybe I will manage to get some up now!)

Rose Red said...

Me too - I love walking around, wondering about the stories behind all the people buried there.

Val said...

Ah, so we share another interest. If you get a chance, do the tour of the Castlemaine cemetery with Ailene Hockley. Any tour she does (I've done about 4 of them) is very enjoyable and informative.

Didn't realise your connection to the Castlemaine area goes back so far.

catsmum said...

yes the earliest burial in the family plot is 1863!
There are some others at harcourt too but I haven't been over there to look for them yet.

Anonymous said...

Susan,
I love old cemeteries, and my greatgranmother was born in your town.

catsmum said...

Hi anonymous
Do you know if there are any rellies buried here?

Tanya Brown said...

Oh, my; so you and your family must have lived in the area quite awhile. That must give one a sense of continuity.

I, too, find cemetaries fascinating. Thank you for sharing these photos and comments.

Laume said...

I love old cemeteries as well. You got some nice photos. It's neat that you have some history with this particular cemetery as well. I've only visited one cemetery where I had relatives, and it was a rather quick visit and a rather new cemetery. I'd like to return someday. In the meantime, I'm happy wandering around other cemeteries.