In an exciting collaboration between the Port Albert Progress Association and the Alberton Cemetery Trust, a noteworthy National Trust Listed tour has been revealed as part of the upcoming Australian Heritage Festival.
The tour promises an immersive journey through the rich history and picturesque landscapes of the venerable Alberton Cemetery.
Delve into the past as you visit the grave dating back to 1842, marking the earliest recorded burial on the site. Gain insights into the belief that the location served as a burial ground even earlier, in a time when access was primarily via the Albert River.
Embark on a walking tour that unravels the fascinating history embedded in the first and largest cemetery in Gippsland.
Traverse the entire 32-acre cemetery, starting from the entrance and concluding at the Old Ground nestled along the banks of the Albert River. As you walk, absorb the stories of the pioneers who shaped the Port Albert and Alberton district, discovering their accomplishments and the adversities they faced.
This unique experience not only pays homage to the individuals resting in Alberton Cemetery but also provides a poignant glimpse into the enduring legacy of the region's pioneers. Don't miss the chance to be a part of this remarkable journey through time during the Australian Heritage Festival.
Date: April 20th 2024
Time: 4.00pm to 5.30pm
Bookings: Prebooking required with Sandra on 0413 819183
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Port Albert Progress Association (PAPA)