COOLEY CEMETERY UPDATE
Many members of the Hatt / Cooley Clan thought that it would
be appropriate to have an update on the state of affairs relating to the Family
Cemetery Discovery in
I have decided to take this suggestion to heart and publish regular updates on the Hatt Family Web Site-( larryhatt.com). This will be number 1.
All family members who responded to the notice in the paper
These family representatives are:
We are all currently waiting for the Registrar of Cemeteries – Michael D’Amello to get the ball rolling on this meeting date. We all remain committed to ensuring that these Pioneer Grave Sites are not disturbed and that other solutions can be worked out.
A few weeks ago, one of the developers decided to start the
roadway to the northern part of the cemetery by bringing in a bulldozer on the
pretence of fixing the existing sewer problem. Some of the identified grave
shafts were covered and certainly inferring with a dig site in
I called Mr.
D’Amello – Registrar of Cemeteries, and advised
him accordingly and I had a meeting with the City of
No action has been taken to date against the developer and
it is doubtful that any action will be taken. The Law is there but there is no
political will to stop development for any
I believe this to be the largest abandoned Cemetery find in