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Steiglitz Pioneer Cemetery

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Meredith-Steiglitz Rd, Steiglitz VIC 3331

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Features

  • Pioneer cemetery
  • Single grave remaining
  • Alongside historic church
The Steiglitz Pioneer / Old Cemetery is located alongside the St Thomas' Catholic Church in the fascinating old gold mining town of Steiglitz. 

Established in 1854, the Steiglitz Pioneer Cemetery was in use until 1860. Only one headstone remains in the old cemetery today. A wooden fence encloses the area, and a gravel path leads from the church side of the cemetery through an open gateway to the solitary grave. 

The headstone displays the following text:

Erected by 
William Paterson COX 
In memory of 
Robert DUNCANSON 
Who lost his life 
by accident on 
The Steiglitz Goldfields 
May 18th 1857 
Aged 27 years 

The main Steiglitz Cemetery is located further down the road on the other side of town, and is still in use today.

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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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