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  • Jonathan Rudnicki

Construction haunts Cantley cemetery

Group looks for heritage designation for Pioneer Cemetery


Members of the volunteer based group Cantley 1889 said they are worried for the safety of a 179-year-old cemetery, which holds the graves of some of Cantley’s earliest European settlers.


The cemetery was and is still owned by the Blackburn family. They buried their family and neighbours there as there was no church cemetery until around 1857, according to the Cantley 1889 website. Gary Blackburn, Cantle