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ACT Pioneers Cemetery Heritage Trail

Group of people standing in old cemetery with large cypress and stone tombstones
Woman standing at wooden gate looking to background with raised ground and rock walls
Paved path with mown lawn and ornamental large smooth white stones
Group of people standing in old cemetery with large cypress and stone tombstones
Woman standing at wooden gate looking to background with raised ground and rock walls
Paved path with mown lawn and ornamental large smooth white stones

Overview

The ACT Pioneers Cemetery Heritage Trail represents an exciting phase in the growing appreciation of the importance of burial grounds to the Canberra region's heritage. This self drive tour will take you to churchyards, large urban cemeteries, pastoral plots and solitary graves. Much can be learned about Australia's society by looking at tombstones and their inscriptions. Hardships of early farming families, the high infant mortality rate, Aboriginal burial, artistic styles and symbolism can all be revealed through cemeteries and burials.

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