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Grave Marking Project

Peter "Patrick" Carey - Walhalla Cemetery
Albertina and Henry Scott - Necropolis Springvale Cemetery
Carey babies and infants - Ballarat Old Cemetery

Grave Visitation for documentation and visual inspection for markers

John & Mary Carey, Bert Carey - Traralgon General Cemetery
Henry & Ann Scott Snr - Melbourne General Cemetery
Julia Romanis - Geelong East Cemetery - awaiting photo and location
Thomas Wiffen - Geelong East Cemetery - awaiting photo and location
William Carey - Coburg Cemetery - awaiting photo and location
Peter Lawrence Carey - Kangaroo Flat Cemetery (Bendigo Cemteries Trust) visit planned for 2012.

Children of Henry Charles and Albertina Virginia Scott and spouses will be inspected before June 2012.Thank you to the family members who braved the climatic conditions on the Sunday of Family Reunion. We gathered in Drysdale cemetery in the rain, with umbrellas turning inside out and paid our respects to Laurestina Carey nee Maria (Peter 'Patrick' Carey's wife) and Henry Charles Scott Jnr's (Henry and Albertina's son) grave. The temporary marker was in place and the bronze plaque with ceramic photos will be placed on the site once it is completed.

The Geelong Cemeteries Trust will send through a photo of the plaque in place and then I will put it in the next newsletter.

This the first unmarked grave to be completed. Thank you to those family members that helped contribute financially.

On our way to Walhalla after the Family Reunion Randal and I took a diversion to The Necropolis in Springvale. We hunted high and low for the resting place of Henry Charles Scott and Albertina Virginia Carey. They are in the Methodist section F Section 10 Grave 37. We found them after lengthy discussions with administration. If you want to go out to the cemetery to find them, find the Wilson grave and follow the row down to the tree and their grave is to the right. It is presently unmarked. I have made inquires regarding a bronze plaque with photos and they are getting back to me with a quote. I'll keep you all posted.

Once we arrived in Walhalla it did not take me long to get to the cemetery. What an amazing site, spectacular yet eerie. Randal and I were armed with maps, cemetery books, GPS and the cemetery trustee had placed a large rock on the grave. The grave can be found more easily as the grave beside Patrick's was recently marked with a bronze plaque 'LENNARD'. We photographed the site.

I have subsequently spoken with the Walhalla Cemetery trustee about marking the grave and she is very supportive. I feel that a brass plaque for this grave will not match his importance. He is, after all the man who built the Fire Station in Town which still stands. I am looking into a replica wooden tombstone like the old graves. I have been informed that this will need to be approved by Heritage Victoria and I am working with a Heritage Monumental Mason in Queensland to put a design forward for approval. Please email me your thoughts on this.

I have also started the process of having a Dedication tree planted for Peter 'Patrick' Carey. It will be either a Magnolia or a Cherry Blossom tree.

Thank you to Pat St John for the lovely recommendation. We will receive a certificate to go with it.

Also I have attempted to find John Carey and his family in the Traralgon cemetery. However due to one of the cemetery trustees many years ago keeping the plot map on cardboard at his family home, which of course burnt down, many unmarked grave contents are unknown. We have been offered a spot in the Methodist section to erect a small monument to John, Mary & John Bertram 'Bert' Carey. I'm looking into it further first.

I have contacted Coburg Cemetery and they are contacting me about William Carey's grave. I will be visiting his grave in 3 weeks along with Julia Romanis ne Carey's in Geelong. I will put the photos in the next Newsletter.

For high quality copies of all photos on this website, or others not shown, please contact Janee Terrens using the email form on the 'Contacts' page.

Information Pending

Dedication Tree in Walhalla for Patrick Carey
Family History and photos/documentation from Walhalla Heritage League
Traralgon History Society
Ballarat Cemeteries Society - converting babies grave to a private grave.
Site documentation
Victorian State Library- Walhalla glass negatives
Ballarat Historical Society - Mick Cutler- pioneer families of the 1850's
Bendigo Historical Society - planning for a research trip in 2012

Love Janee Terrens

For high quality copies of all photos on this website, or others not shown, please contact Janee Terrens using the email form on the 'Contacts' page.

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