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Sale Cemetery, Sale, Victoria

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Date: 1852 [unknown]
Location: Sale, Victoria, Australiamap
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Cemetery name: Sale Cemetery; also known as Sale Public Cemetery, Sale War Cemetery.

Address: 1386 Sale-Maffra Rd, Sale, Victoria 3850, Australia

GPS Coordinates: -38.0848913, 147.0501139

Information: Many notable pioneers of Gippsland are buried in Sale Cemetery. One of the most well known, Angus McMillan, was an explorer who passed through Gippsland in 1840; as well as Archibald MacLeod; William Tennant Dawson, a District Surveyor from 1850; Henry Crofton Stavely, a Police Magistrate; Andrew Gerrand, who ran the punt over the Latrobe River to Longford; Edward Crooke, an early squatter; and Patrick Coady Buckley, an early beef producer.

The cemetery was first gazetted in 1857 when an area of 11 acres, 3 roods and 35 perches was set apart for use as a cemetery by order of the Governor in Council. An additional area was gazetted in 1866. Records were maintained from 1861 however they are incomplete until after 1874.

There are approximately 13,800 persons buried at the Sale Cemetery (as of 2010 documentation).

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