>I have always had a fascination for old cemeteries whether I had any connection to the people in them or not.
These ones I do.
This is the final resting place, here in Castlemaine, of my paternal great great grandfather, several great aunts and uncles and a few assorted babies.


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  1. >There is something so peaceful about a cemetary. Especially the older ones. Lovely photography!

  2. RachelW says:

    >I am also a fan of old cemeteries; we have quite a few in the Boston area. Your photos are beautiful (and thank you for your tips with mine – maybe I will manage to get some up now!)

  3. Rose Red says:

    >Me too – I love walking around, wondering about the stories behind all the people buried there.

  4. Val says:

    >Ah, so we share another interest. If you get a chance, do the tour of the Castlemaine cemetery with Ailene Hockley. Any tour she does (I’ve done about 4 of them) is very enjoyable and informative.Didn’t realise your connection to the Castlemaine area goes back so far.

  5. catsmum says:

    >yes the earliest burial in the family plot is 1863!There are some others at harcourt too but I haven’t been over there to look for them yet.

  6. Anonymous says:

    >Susan,I love old cemeteries, and my greatgranmother was born in your town.

  7. catsmum says:

    >Hi anonymousDo you know if there are any rellies buried here?

  8. Tanya Brown says:

    >Oh, my; so you and your family must have lived in the area quite awhile. That must give one a sense of continuity.I, too, find cemetaries fascinating. Thank you for sharing these photos and comments.

  9. Laume says:

    >I love old cemeteries as well. You got some nice photos. It’s neat that you have some history with this particular cemetery as well. I’ve only visited one cemetery where I had relatives, and it was a rather quick visit and a rather new cemetery. I’d like to return someday. In the meantime, I’m happy wandering around other cemeteries.

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