Graves more than a century old and all but forgotten have been revived as part of the Port Augusta Cemetery upgrade, on Carlton Parade.
Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the planned five stage project has been completed, stage 5 and the final stage has commenced which has seen cement borders placed around groups of graves dating from 1883 to 1914, and has given relatives an opportunity to place plaques on unmarked graves.
The aim of the project is to improve the appearance of the cemetery and ensure as many graves as possible are marked, dating from 1883 to 1983
Because of the enormous cost of the upgrade, Council is unable to fund the cost of the plaques, and is asking relatives to contribute by purchasing a plaque for deceased relatives.
Bronze plaques bearing the name, age of relative when they died and date of death or burial will be placed on the cement border that surrounds each group of graves.
To enquire about placing a plaque on the grave of a relative, contact the Port Augusta City Council on 8641 9100.