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Grannys Grave
Grannys Grave

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Graeme Saunders

A monument commemorates the first European woman buried in the area.   Information on the monument states that the woman is Mrs James Raddlestone, who reputedly lived with her crayfish-catching husband in a tent nearby, and was buried here in 1848.   Research has been undertaken and Granny's name has found to be Agnes Ruttleton.

The headstone was erected by the local council in 1904, with the present structure around the grave erected in 1933.

 

Location

Address:Hickford Parade, Warrnambool, 3280
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.397106
Long: 142.502269
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1904
Front Inscription

Granny`s Grave.

In memory of Mrs James Raddleston, the first white woman buried in Warrnambool. Died 1848.

Erected by the Town Council 1904

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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