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The Silent City - A History of the Ballarat General Cemeteries

Dorothy Wickham & Peter Butters ISBN 978 1 876478 02 5

The Silent City is the story of Ballarat's "Old Cemetery", "New Cemetery" and the Crematorium. Descriptions of the Chinese celebrations at the Old Cemetery; the unfortunate accident and burning of the sexton's daughter and the pioneer's plot are uncovered. Symbols on graves and their meanings are discussed, as well as interesting facts about death and burial. King Billy's funeral and the first cremation are illustrated. 72 pp, colour Illus., indexed.