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Thread #104536   Message #2145925
Posted By: Rowan
10-Sep-07 - 06:59 PM
Thread Name: BS: more Australian words
Subject: RE: BS: more Australian words
The first two versions of original cemeteries (the first at Flagstaff Hill was relocated to where the Queen Vic Market now is and that one was relocated to the current Melbourne General Cemetery in Carlton) in Melbourne predated railways but when the one at Fawkner was established it was alongside a railway line and still had a mortuary platform when I last looked, although I can't recall it being used. There must have been something similar to Sydney's Mortuary Station still at Central and perhaps it was in the southern section of the rail yards east of Princes Bridge but my memory has faded on that score. Part of that area was redeveloped for the Melbourne Olympics and now has the tennis, pool and other venues.

Memory Lane has developed a few pot holes.

Cheers, Rowan