New South Wales Australia
Postal Code: 2538
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The Church of England (Anglican) Pioneer Memorial Cemetery at Milton occupies a small site off Croobyar Rd that is now on private property. The original church was demolished, all the headstones in its long neglected cemetery removed and the site sold by the Anglican Church some years ago. The site has not yet been redeveloped and remains an open grassed area which looks like a normal, empty building block between other houses in the street.
Following a public outcry at the perceived desecration of the cemetery, in which many early pioneers of the district were buried, the new owners of the property reacted sympathetically. At their own expense, they erected a small memorial in the south eastern corner of the site. In this area is exhibited a number of brass plaques listing the details of all those known to be buried in the old cemetery. The deaths date from 1864 to 1892.