Walk through district’s Italian heritage
A chance to learn about Cobram’s Italian history is on offer this month.
Cobram Cemetery Trust is hosting a historical walk at the Cobram Public Cemetery to explore the Italian influence on Cobram and district.
The walk is another instalment of the cemetery trust’s popular historical walks, which in recent years have explored the history behind street names in the district and looked at the local faces behind Murray Goulburn.
Cemetery trust secretary and treasurer Rachel McKay said the walks often attracted more than 50 people.
‘‘The cemetery is our community and these people gave something to the community,’’ she said.
‘‘Their history and everything they did for the community needs to be recognised and honoured.
‘‘Lots of people in the community know who these people are but don’t know much about them.
‘‘Cobram has a large population of people of Italian descent and I think it will be of interest to many.’’
A great response was received from the community after the cemetery trust called for information about Italian residents in the district.
‘‘We have info on approximately 75 people, with some still to come,’’ Ms McKay said.
‘‘I would encourage everyone to come and learn about our community and the variety of people in it.’’
The walk will be held on November 19 from 10.30 am to 1 pm. Morning and afternoon, a booklet and map for the walk will be provided.
For more information, phone Rachel McKay on 0418 306 265 or email
Cemetery walk: Rachel McKay, Diane Lindhe, Josie Violi and Cath Gattuso are busily preparing for the Italian walk at Cobram cemetery.