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SIGNS OF THE TIMES

The only marked grave in a remote bush cemetery near Walhalla has been recognised for its historical significance, 140 years on. Christina Shaw (nee Ferguson) was one of 23 people buried at the…

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On the 25th of April each year, the Aberfeldy Cemetery Trust holds an ANZAC Day ceremony in conjunction with the Trafalgar RSL and other organisations.  The Last Post is played and wreaths are laid by local organisations and family members of the men associated with WW1.  This is an extremely popular event attracting over 200 persons each year with local dignatories and home owners as well as those interested in the history of Aberfeldy.

Refreshments are served after by the Trust. 

This year an unveiling of the War Memorial Interpretive Sign will be a part of the ceremony.

Christine Shaw's grave Unveiling

A new interpretive sign has been installed at the grave of Christina Shaw at the Edward's Reef Burial Ground.  This sign tells the story of Christina who is the only marked grave in this Burial Ground.   She died in 1877 after the birth of her sixth child, at the age of 36 years. 

The sign was created by the West Gippsland Relice, Mining and Heritage  Inc. and the Shaw family in conjunction with the Aberfeldy Cemetery Trust.

Members of the Shaw family were in attendance for the unveiling and they included grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren of Christina Shaw.  Many had not seen each other for many years.