Commemorating 150 years of burials since 1868. There will be a commemorative cake and a plaque unveiled.
Join us at 1 p.m. to learn the history of the Lake Terrace Cemetery, enjoy afternoon tea and a cemetery tour at 2.30 p.m.
Many hours have been spent researching the history of the cemetery. There will be display boards containing historical data, explanation of the symbols found on headstones, details of monumental masons, funeral directors and so much more.
Put the date in your diary. We hope to see you there.
Current Projects: - "Heritage Watch" newsletter published quarterly. - Cataloguing about 10,000 donated photos. - The Group has had many donations of war records spanning several wars which it is the process of sorting and cataloguing. - Lake Terrace Cemetery headstones were transcribed by volunteers and this is now being checked and put into a database. - In conjunction with the City Council of Mount Gambier graves are being restored. - Members are cataloguing books and magazines that are gradually being added to the database.
- Walks and Drives books and brochures - In 1990 - 2002 Mount Gambier History Group was involved in restoring the "Old Stables" . These were used for: - Art exhibitions by local artists: Markets; Craft Displays; Horse and Carriage Drives, Blacksmith forging; Pioneer events - Displays at local events, e.g. Mount Gambier Show, Mount Gambier Field Day, Lady Nelson Bi-Centenary celebrations - Production of DVD "Dolomite and Limestone" - History talks and Walks - Pioneer Park Cemetery - Sorrowful Spot (Book produced) - Postcard series - Conservation Workshop
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