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Lone Grave of Mother and Child

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Off Chapel Street South, Maldon VIC 3463

Located alongside a lane which runs between Chapel Street South and Fountain Track

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  • Lone grave of Elizabeth Anset and her infant son
The intriguing lone grave of a mother and her infant son is hidden away in a lane between Chapel Street South and Fountain Track in Maldon, Victoria. 

The headstone reads:

In memory of Elizabeth, wife of William Anset, of Brixton England. Died 19th July 1854, Aged 27. Also her infant son, aged 14 days.

The grave has been decorated with stones, plants and floral arrangements.

There is an interesting page on the Family Tree Circles website about the grave of Elizabeth Anset and her son, where someone has left a comment with the following information: 

"The grave is an original grave from Mt Tarrengower cemetery that was in the back corner of the Methodist Church which is still there. Survived as it was a lane. The rest of the headstones where relocated to Castlemaine Cemetery in Campbell's Creek". See original post which includes more details here.



  • 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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