A Community Development Program activity has seen the old cemetery on Mornington Island recently restored and now a place for local people to visit. The Cemetery is a sacred place and full of family history.
RISE Ventures is proud to give back the cemetery to the Mornington Island to the traditional owners.
The Cemetery had lain unkempt, obscured and forgotten for many years. Through the Community Development Fund a team of local participants helped clear the land, build fences and place headstones on the graves.
After 12 months of hard work, the cemetery was restored.
RISE Ventures recently conducted a traditional handover to the local community which was then followed with people walking through the cemetery to see the work and remember those who have since passed away.