DEATH IN THE YARRA

DEATH IN THE YARRA

I’ve always been interested in family history. Sometimes a snippet received from a relative leads  to an intriguing and in this case, very sad story. My maternal grandmother Nora was an Upston, from the rural district of Reedy Marsh, in  north-west Tasmania.   The family emigrated from Attleborough,

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YARRA BEND ASYLUM CEMETERY

THE ASYLUM As the name suggests, Yarra Bend was established  in a curve of the river outside  Melbourne. Completed  in1848. It was  Victoria’s first, purpose built  mental asylum.   There was an initial intake of ten patients;   THE CEMETERY Burials at the asylum in the 1870s

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