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Address: Princes Hwy between Warrnambool and Port Fairy, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

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Lovely setting

Quaint old cemetery, lovely setting. No toilets and minimal shelter. Could use a better information board to help people looking for family history.

Reviewed 5 August 2016
Elizabeth F
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Glenrowan, Australia
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Glenrowan, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Quaint old cemetery, lovely setting. No toilets and minimal shelter. Could use a better information board to help people looking for family history.

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Thank Elizabeth F
Shepparton, Australia
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324 reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Good cemetery to look and have a wander, very interesting reading some of the gravestones. Good for doing family history

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1 Thank jjw62au
Koroit, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews
Reviewed 8 June 2016

and their is a link between this cemetery and my art gallery ! it is a small world after all ! Directly outside my art gallery in koroit in a marker post commemorating the lives of two Nobel prize winners who both came from this town ! one of them was the father in law of a lady who ended... More 

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Thank tonyhogarth
Warrnambool, Australia
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

This is a great spot to wander round and imagine life as it was many years earlier. There are lots of very old graves even some from last century and it is amazing to walk among them. If you are looking to do your family history/tree adn your ancestors come from this area then the Tower Hill Cementery should be... More 

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Thank helenmE8444OF
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Great spot to bush walk, or have a family BBQ, great wet lands with plenty of wildlife. Drive down you will be supprised

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Thank nicbodd
Warrnambool, Australia
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

I had to go to the cemetery for a work commitment. This cemetery was not a place I had considered as a tourist destination. However, when there you see the most magnificent view of the sea.The cemetery has historical significance; one grave houses Billy McLean, a shearer who stood up for the rights of the workers with difficult consequences for... More 

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3 Thank Cecilia C
Port Fairy
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Excellent Cemetary. Plenty of grass and fresh air. The graves are spacious and well presented. Just dying to get in there!

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2 Thank PenelopeNigel
Melbourne, Australia
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554 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Whilst we were randomly able to find some relatively old graves, dating back to the 1850's,. it would be useful if there was a chart somewhere that pointed out the precise location of the more historic grave sites.

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1 Thank Johnpsau
Melbourne
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

Top place for a picnic and met the local wild life. Set in an extinct volcano has wet lands to bird watch, great walks and learn about the local aboriginal tribe.

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 6 March 2015

We were researching family members and were lucky to contact the lady who is on the cemetery committee. She met us there and was able to show us our ancestors' plots which we would never have found otherwise as they were in unmarked graves. Looking at the headstones of many of the graves one saw that in the 1880's so... More 

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