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Saturday's Snapshots: Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery

I took a research trip to the Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery to see where Laura Stevens (see post here) was buried.  My efforts to try and confirm that she is my missing relative have thus far not been successful.  The cemetery authorities have no record of her burial in this cemetery (see here) and there is no marker for her grave there either.  I was informed that that council only took over management of the cemetery in 1969 and prior to that the records were maintained by the various Churches with many records being lost or poorly kept.  Many of the graves in this cemetery are unmarked or in such a state of disrepair that you can no longer determine who is buried in that position.
I was not surprised that Laura Stevens grave was unmarked as she was a cook and laundress at Oberne Station, Humula and no family were with her when she died.  The Deputy Coroner had filled out her death certificate with most of her personal details being recorded as not known and she had been buried possibly before her family found out about her death; they certainly did not know about it in time to get to the funeral (according to newspaper reports at the time).
I did however find Vincent Levy Greene's grave and have updated the post concerning him here.  I also found the grave of Vincent's father William James Greene who died in 1931 in another of the Roman Catholic sections of this cemetery but unfortunately his grave has no marker on it.

Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery

Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery

Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery

Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery

Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery

Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, location Roman Catholic No.1. Somewhere in this area Laura Stevens is buried.


Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, location Roman Catholic No.1


Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, location Roman Catholic No.1


Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, location Roman Catholic No.1.  As you can see there are many unmarked graves.



Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, location Roman Catholic No.1.  


Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, location Roman Catholic No.1.  Grave of Vincent Levy Greene.


Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, location Roman Catholic No. 2a


Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, location Roman Catholic No.2a


Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, location Roman Catholic No.2a.  This is the area where William James Greene is recorded as being buried.  He was the husband of my Great Grand Aunt Bridget Stevens and also the father of Vincent Levy Greene, who was a child from his second marriage to Mary Florence Levy.


Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, location Chinese Section.


Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, location Chinese Section.


Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, location Chinese Section.


Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, location Chinese Section.


Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, location Chinese Section.


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  2. Thanks Chris. There are a lot of Irish burials there we noticed, when my leg is up to more of a roam about I intend to go back and investigate further.

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