Murtoa Cemetery

May 27, 2016


Three kilometres east of town is a well-preserved old cemetery with the first burials recorded as early as 1870s.  It saw war conflicts as well family tragedies since the first settlement.

A Marble Memorial Seat featuring a motif of Madonna and a child, created by a local artist Steve Monk, pays tribute to some  248 children who were stillborn or  died as infants and were buried at Murtoa Cemetery.

Visitors can see extraordinary examples of early floral decorations and a number of graves with old German inscriptions.

This historic site is managed by Murtoa Cemetery Trust.