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The 2023 Dressing the Graves ceremonies will be held at

Greens Plains West,  Tuesday 16 May 2023, 10am

Wallaroo, Tuesday 16 May 2023, 1pm

Kadina,  Wednesday 17 May 2023, 10am

Moonta,  Wednesday 17 May 2023, 1pm



Dressing the Graves is a unique and very moving ceremony to honour and reflect upon our ancestors buried in the cemeteries of the Copper Coast. Family nominate an ancestor and during the ceremony, a story of that ancestor’s life is read out, and flowers, prepared by local school children, are placed on the grave by the nominator or a relative.

Nominations are now open 

Closing date for nominations 31 October 2022

Confirmation sent to nominators 30 November 2022

The theme for this event will be Mine Captains, however nominations for other than Mine Captains are also very welcome. We hope to have at least one Mine Captain for each of the main cemeteries. A maximum of 8 ancestors will be honoured at each cemetery.

For information contact the convenor via


P: 0409007054

M: PO Box 280, Moonta, SA 5558

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