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Queanbeyan Riverside Cemetery

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Hidden : 01/27/2019
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

When a devastating flood hit the NSW border town of Queanbeyan in 1974, it submerged the main street, inundated the local caravan park, and washed out graves at the Riverside Cemetery. A rumour quickly spread: did the flood send corpses from the cemetery down the Queanbeyan and Molonglo Rivers, over the border into the capital and the recently-filled Lake Burley Griffin?

Riverside Cemetery is a fine early example of the state designing the burial ground instead of the church. However, the multidenominational areas were managed by the churches. As you look at the tombstones you will notice a variety of styles, from the earliest tombstone in 1847 to the more ornate Victorian ones, through to the 1970s, where engraved information becomes very concise. It may look like there is still room for further burials; however, there are hundreds of unmarked graves and the cemetery is closed to further interment.

The cache is well hidden in a discreet spot. Its a meduim size with plenty of swaps and collectables,log book and pencil.


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