As genealogists and family historians, it goes without saying that we LOVE cemeteries and headstones, so take a moment to read this, and sign the petition in a bid to stop the Western Australian government not only destroying headstones, but also family history and memories along with them.
This issue has been brought to my attention by Sandra, and she’s asking everyone possible to help bring an end to the clearing of headstones in Western Australian Cemeteries.
As background information the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board has been clearing headstones for almost 30 years from Karrakatta Cemetery in Western Australia and will commence this practice in the Fremantle Cemetery this year.
She says … “previously headstones have been removed from many graves of our soldiers that fought and suffered badly during the wars so that we may have our freedom. Now they have no markers on their graves … is this the way we thank them? Headstones from founding pioneers, people who have contributed historically to this state have had headstones removed … is this how we thank them?”
“Valuable historic information and artefacts have been sent off and crushed for road base and we honour these people by driving over it.”
The Metropolitan Cemeteries Board has other options available without removing headstones from graves but they refuse to consider these options.
HELP SAVE THE HEADSTONES, PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION
CLICK HERE TO DO SO