Projects sponsored by Adelaide Proformat
• South Australian Lonely Graves Project
We define a lonely grave as a single or small group of graves
outside recognised or currently used cemeteries. Collections
of more than twenty graves are outside the scope of this
survey. Since the collection includes many tiny cemeteries
of long forgotten towns, railway sidings and pastoral stations
it is more apt to called the collection lonely graves rather
than the traditional lone graves.
This collection is not restricted to confirmed graves but
also contains suspected grave sites even though the site
may only be rumoured to have been a grave. Scattered
ashes are not included unless a specific memorial has been
erected in the vicinity. Other monuments and memorials are
not included. Apart from public contributions, we have searched
local history books, Public Trustee Intestate Records, Police
Station Journals and files, Government Gazettes and visited
Pictured: Peter Fagan's grave on Wertaloona Station.
You can check the index at this
site. If you know of a lonely grave site in South Australia
not in the index, we would welcome completion
of this form. You can also download
the seminar paper presented at 2004 VAFHO Conference
at Mildura VIC.
A number of interested volunteers [mainly rural
folk] actively support this project by researching in their
you like to contribute in some way?