“The first interment in the cemetery took place yesterday, and the Mayor and City Councillors attended on the occasion. There was something peculiar about this funeral from the fact that it was the wife of the sexton.”
Plain concrete surround; concrete cover cracked; no sign of headstone.
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The very first interment at the cemetery was that of the wife of the first Sexton – Sarah Anne Freeman who died on 8 July 1884 of tuberculosis. She was interred on 10 July 1884 at the south-east end of the cemetery.
The report in ‘The Press’ (11 July 1884) noted that:
[Source: Conservation Plan Linwood Cemetery, Page 12,
2001 Heritage Week Cemetery Tour notes, Introduction]
Also buried with Emily Freeman (d.1920) and Leonard Freeman (d.1891).