The countdown has begun to the closing date (30th September 2018) for nominating ancestors for Dressing the Graves for the Kernewek Lowender 2019 Ceremonies. Some nominations have been received for all cemeteries, but Greens Plains West Cemetery nominations are well down this year.

If we are unable to obtain sufficient nominations, the Greens Plains West ceremony will not go ahead, which would be a great loss. As Greens Plains West is a very small cemetery, it is highly unlikely that any further ceremonies will be held there for future Dressing the Graves events for Kernewek Lowender. It is therefore imperative that people who wish to honour their ancestors in Greens Plains West Cemetery do so this time. Late nominations may be considered for Greens Plains West, due to the shortage of nominations there.

One could almost say that Greens Plains West is a family cemetery, as many people who are interred there are related.

Nominations are still required for Kadina, and Wallaroo cemeteries, and there is time yet before nominations close. As always, we have a significant number of nominations already for Moonta Cemetery, however, if you feel your ancestor is deserving of being honoured, please get your nomination in as soon as possible.

Should people require assistance with their nominations, the Kadina Family History Group and the Moonta National Trust Family History Resource Centre volunteers are happy to assist in research and advice. Both Family History Centres have been successfully assisting many people with their family history research in the past year.

We would also like to thank our sponsors who have already donated to our next event. Sponsors will be acknowledged at each ceremony.

The Convenor for Dressing the Graves, Robyn Knight, can be contacted via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via mobile 0409007054.