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Escott Grave

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Evenmore Track, Chewton VIC 3451

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  • Lone grave
  • Bushland
The lone grave of Elizabeth and Fanny Escott sits alongside Evanmore Track in Chewton. Surrounded by a wrought iron fence, the beautiful carved headstone displays the following text:

Affectionate remembrance of 
ELIZABETH ESCOTT
Who died 15th June 1856
Aged 53 years
Also FANNY her daughter
Who died 6th Dec 1855
Aged 15 years

A tender mother and a loving wife.
Here sleeps in humble hope of better life.
By side of daughter, loved and cherished well.
We leave the judgment day the rest to tell.

After the death of her husband, Elizabeth Escott and seven of her eleven children emigrated to the goldfields from England in 1853. Within two years, two of her daughters had died, and Elizabeth herself died a year later.

Escott Grave is included in the "Gold Rush to Mount Alexander - The Diggings" historic audio tour, a fantastic self guided journey through the region. You can listen to the audio for this particular stop along the tour here

The grave is located among the trees right beside the track, to the left if you're travelling up along Evenmore Track from the Vaughan-Chewton Road.

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