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Child's Grave

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Watersons Road, Tarrengower VIC 3463

When travelling from Bridgewater-Maldon Road, the grave is 2.3 km along Watersons Road, on the right. 

Features

  • Lone grave of a child, circa 1850
A lone unmarked grave, thought to be the resting place of the first child to die in this area in the 1850s, sits about 50 metres off Watersons Road just outside Maldon. There is a plaque set in stone alongside the road, which displays the following text:

CHILD'S GRAVE CIRCA 1850

Approx 50mts North of this marker is an unmarked grave, said to be that of the first child to die in this area. 

Around 1850 a teamster camped near here.

During a storm he left his hut to find his strayed bullocks, leaving his daughter behind.

She apparently left the hut, and was later found dead.

A project of the Lions Club of Maldon

Unfortunately early death was a common fate for children during this era, as is evidenced by the heartbreaking Pennyweight Flat Children's Cemetery over in Moonlight Flat.

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DID YOU KNOW...

  • Many cemeteries in the goldfields were established in the early-mid 19th century. Walking through the historic cemeteries of the area is like taking a walk through time.
 

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