In my recent wanders round the Mornington Peninsula cemeteries, I have been fascinated with the odd features on graves - Tyabb Cemetery at Hastings (on Westernport Bay) in particular.
Only this grave at Tyabb Cemetery features a kookaburra, but several graves in the peninsula cemeteries are featuring small solar lights either side of the headstone.
This one at Tyabb features a cricket pitch
The young boy here died at 13 and was a rising cricket star.
Using a shadecloth as a trampoline, he celebrated the win of his team.
But the shadecloth gave way. The Herald Sun reported this incident - March 10, 2009
His grave symbolises a cricket pitch, complete with white picket fence.
Here is a tall statue.
The height is a little unusual, but I have seen similar versions of this figure.
More unusual is how this grave area is arranged.
It seems to symbolise a sacred space. (No other graves are close!)
There is a tiny angel seated beneath the tree on the left.
The metal feature on the right appears to shape the cross,
but the segmented areas seem to suggest tiny garden plots waiting for plantings.
Is this complete?
Finally, this appears to be a mirror, now used as a headstone and covered in black plastic.
But where the plastic splits appears to be chipboard.
Special grave symbols
Perceptions of memories
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