Goethe Plaque Dedication, Sunday 24 November 2019
November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The unveiling and dedication of a memorial plaque will take place at 2.00 pm on Sunday 24 November at Grave site 13 in the “Other Denominations” section B at Melbourne General Cemetery.
The plaque will record the nine young children who were buried in this unmarked grave in the years 1854-1871. They include three daughters of Pastor Matthias and Mrs Harriet Goethe, of Trinity German Lutheran Church, East Melbourne; one daughter of Pastor Johann Peter and Mrs Annie Niquet of St John’s Lutheran Church, Ballarat; and five infant children of Carl and Wilhelmine Golgerth.
Members of AKi (the Historical Society of Trinity German Lutheran Church) and members of FoLAV (the Friends of Lutheran Archives Victoria) formed a “Goethe Plaque Working Group” to undertake this project. The group is grateful for the generosity of donors who have made this project possible: Trinity German Lutheran congregation, Doncaster-Ivanhoe Lutheran congregation, Wendish Heritage Society Australia, Friends of Westgarthtown, Friends of Lutheran Archives Victoria and Doncaster-Templestowe Historical Society.