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23-March-2015
23-March-2015

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Graeme Saunders

The headstone over the grave commemorates the first European woman buried in the area. Itwas erected by the local council in 1904. A timber deck and seating has been erected near the grave. 

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. A plaque was added by the Warrnambool City Council in 2014 at the gravesite correcting the name from Raddlestone to Ruttleton. 

 

 

Location

Address:Hickford Parade, on track to Granny's Grave Beach, 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:Grave
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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