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First Burial 2 : October 2013
First Burial 2 : October 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

The monument commemorates the burial of Rosa Eliza Harris, the first burial at the Geelong West Public Cemetery.

The funds for the erection of the monument were provided by public donations and cemetery tours. 


Address:Minerva Road, Western Geelong Cemetery, Herne Hill , 3218
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.136396
Long: 144.330391
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1998
Front Inscription

The first burial at the Geelong Western Public Cemetery

Rosa Eliza 12.1.1858 9 Months

Daughter of William and Eliza (Macbeth ) Harris

Also other family members buried here

[ Names ]

This plaque was placed in 1998 by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Geelong Branch Geelong Family History Group & Geelong Cemetries Trust from funds provided by public donations and tours of this cemetery

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au