Old cemeteries and historical graves on private land help paint a picture of the past and West Wimmera Shire Council is keen to help preserve those in the shire.
At a Council meeting Cr W. Wait expressed his concerns that cemeteries on private land in Ozenkadnook, Mortat, Neuarpurr, Pine Hills, Pleasant Banks and Gymbowen are in various states of disrepair.
Headstones, especially wooden ones, are susceptible to the vagaries of the climate
Council will take steps to ensure the sites are properly documented and ascertain if any grants are available to help maintain them.
There are a number of closed cemeteries and lone grave sites scattered across the municipality, and the Council would welcome information on any of the locations.
|A lone grave located on the road verge of a busy highway|