Grave Marker

The project with National Trust of South Australia Moonta Branch to preserve the history of the Copper Coast’s last historic wooden grave marker was completed yesterday, with the original now restored and placed in a new case at the Moonta Mines Museum.

The wooden replica created was also installed at the original spot in the Moonta Cemetery to pay homage to one of only two significant wooden grave markers remaining in South Australia.

Wooden grave markers were used in the mid-1800s, especially by Cornish Miners and their families, as they couldn’t afford/access stone or marble.

Thank you to the many people and organisations involved, and this project would not have been possible without the $16,056 received through the Copland Foundation grant.

For more information about the project, but sure to tune into Spencer Gulf Nightly News on 7TWO from 7pm tonight or grab next week’s edition of the Yorke Peninsula Country Times.