Historical information

Plaque placed at a cairn erected in 1975 at the Hurst family cemetery at Hurstbridge in memory of people who were buried locally in unmarked graves.
Transcription of plaque: This cairn was ereced in 1975 in memory of the following people who have been buried here in unmarked graves since 1866.
Robert Thomas Hurst (father)
Frances Facey Gurst (mother)
Robert Hurst
Ellen Hurst (Mrs Spencer)
Fanny Hurst (Mrs Hawkins)
Mr. Abbot-Christian name unknown
Who was present when Henry was shot by the bushranger.
An unnamed babe belonging to Catherine and Fred Hurst
Ashes scatterd:
Catherine Hurst (Fred's wife)
Frances Ellen Hurst (Mrs Gray)
William George Gray

Published: Nillumbik Now and Then /‚Äč Marguerite Marshall 2008; photographs Alan King with Marguerite Marshall.; p15

Significance

This collection of almost 130 photos about places and people within the Shire of Nillumbik, an urban and rural municipality in Melbourne's north, contributes to an understanding of the history of the Shire. Published in 2008 immediately prior to the Black Saturday bushfires of February 7, 2009, it documents sites that were impacted, and in some cases destroyed by the fires. It includes photographs taken especially for the publication, creating a unique time capsule representing the Shire in the early 21st century. It remains the most recent comprehenesive publication devoted to the Shire's history connecting local residents to the past.

Physical description

Born digital image file