The Bathurst Family History Group has carried out a significant amount of restoration and maintenance of existing headstones at the Bathurst Cemetery and has erected a number of headstones on unmarked graves over recent years.
A number of individuals have sought assistance in recognising a family member who is buried at the cemetery, but whose exact location is unknown.
The Bathurst Regional Council has given the Group its approval to erect a wall in the cemetery which will enable members of the public to have a suitable plaque attached in memory of a relative.
The Bathurst Family History Group has now constructed a memorial wall in the old monumental section of the Bathurst General Cemetery. They will administer and assess all plaque applications, the supply and installation of plaques, and be responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the wall
Anyone who can establish that they have a relative buried in the Bathurst Cemetery prior to 1970 can apply to have a standard size 135mm x 100mm plaque affixed to the wall.
The wall was unveiled by two Life Members of the Bathurst Family History Group: Betty Beasley
(who has a plaque on the wall) and Graeme Hill (BFHG Cemetery Co-ordinator).
The wall has been financed from a grant from Bathurst Regional Council and Bathurst Family History Group Funds.