Peachester Cemetery Caloundra City - Pioneer Memorial Plaques
Strong interest has been shown for commemorative plaques
to be provided at Peachester Cemetery by individuals or families,
in memory of local early residents who are buried/cremated at other places.
Such plaques may, for example, remember local pioneer persons
or families and their descendants,
or War Service men and women who enlisted from this district
but died and were buried/cremated elsewhere,
perhaps on the battlefields of the world.
Formal approval is held from Caloundra City Council
for Peachester History Committee
to arrange production and placement of such plaques
along the top of the stone-faced retaining wall
below the columbarium staircase.
Council rural parks foreman and cemetery sexton
Mr Ron Lea
has undertaken that a space of one metre
will be left from the bottom of that wall
to the head of future graves fanning along the wall,
so that adequate walk-room will be left for viewing plaques.
The History Committee has established the following policies:
- Right hand retaining wall of 13 metres, facing Cemetery Rd.,
will be reserved for commemoration of deceased Services personnel,
while the left hand wall of 31 metres will carry all other plaques.
- Plaque size will be standard at 380mm x 280mm, laid lengthwise,
with 140mm space between plaques.
Space along these walls is thus available for 25 Service plaques
and 60 others.
As a guide only,
such plaques will usually accommodate up to 7 lines of text.
Actual words per plaque can vary with text and font sizes etc.
Plaques are not proposed to carry "life stories"
but can tastefully display about 30 words.
all enquirers are encouraged to examine those plaques
already placed on the memorial wall.
- Plaques are to be ordered from Caloundra City Council
through Peachester History Committee,
which has been made responsible for collection
and placement on top of the wall.
- Current price for production
and placement of basic plaques is $240,
payable to Peachester History Committee.
A modest additional charge is added
if applicants wish to add symbolic cast badges/motifs to a plaque.
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