Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Illabo Cemetery

I had previously seen this little country cemetery through the windows of the Melbourne-Sydney CountryLink XPT Train. When I went to Sydney earlier this year to visit close relatives, I made a note on my iPod touch which simply read 'Illabo Cemetery'. 

In September, my parents and I made a journey to Canberra by car, again to see close relatives. We decided to take a scenic route and see some of the country we usually see through the window of the express train - Junee, Cootamundra, Murrumburrah-Harden etc. We stopped to take photographs of many Churches on our journey and we also decided to stop for a couple of minutes at the Illabo Cemetery. The Illabo Cemetery is located just off the Olympic Hwy, 1 km west of Illabo. Illabo is between Junee and Cootamundra. 

I took a selection of photographs of the gravestones at the Illabo Cemetery, though my photographs are not great quality. I did not find any surnames from my family tree but I thought there must have been some reason why I stopped to photograph gravestones at that cemetery. Therefore I am placing the photographs here for other genealogists. I hope they are useful for someone's family history.

Illabo Cemetery Photographs on Picasa Web Albums.

We ended our stop at the Illabo Cemetery by having the privilege of seeing a Superb Parrot (a threatened species) in a gum tree just near the last group of graves I photographed. 
From Illabo Cemetery

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1 comment:

  1. Very cool tombstones, and I'm in love with the bird! :)


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