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Newington Cemetery: Latest Updates

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Press Articles
  • The Whistler (Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads & Wallington) : May 1997, Issue 6.
  • Geelong Advertiser : Wednesday May 14, 1997.
  • Sunday Herald Sun : Sunday June 1, 1997.
Cemetery Size & Description
  • A resident of the property (1926+) referred to as "Pacey's Hill" recalled the dimensions of the picket fence surrounding the burial ground - approximately 18-20' across the hill and 35-40' down the hill. Inside the picket fence were herbs, belladonna lillies and two almond trees.
Death Certificates - copies of death certificates for the following have been obtained.
  • Joseph Chambers, d. 1862
  • Edmond Ferris, d. 1887
  • Priscilla Luckow, d. 1887
Undertaker
  • The above death certificates identified an undertaker - Thomas Butler, W. T. Butler & T. Butler respectively. W. T. Butler of Drysdale built the Newington Church, and Susanna Chambers married a John Butler - was the undertaker related by marriage?
Inquest files - copies of inquests for the following have been obtained.
  • Edmond Ferris, d. 1887 - accident at Richardson's Market in Geelong, taken to Geelong Hospital.
  • Priscilla Luckow, d. 1887 - drowned in waterhole on the Ferris property.
Grannie Ferris' headstone

Grannie Ferris's headstone

In loving Memory of / Susannah Ferris / died 19th May 1910 aged 94 years. / Also her daughter / Susannah Wills / Relict of the late John Butler / died 2nd April 1924

Queenscliff Cemetery, Point Lonsdale.


Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2009 00:44  

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