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Mount Macedon

March 1, 2013

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On the weekend we went for a Sunday drive to see   The Mount Macedon  Memorial Cross

I had never been there and was looking forward to a quiet visit. Surprisingly there were people everywhere. I had no idea this was such a popular place to visit. Even with many people around, I found it to be a beautiful, quiet, reflective place to remember those who gave their lives in war. Initially I was suprised at the size of the cross. It is much larger than I had ever imagined.

At the entrance there was information about the history of the Cross which was built in the 1930s as a permanent memorial to those who lost their lives in World War 1. It has since become a memorial to all members of  The Armed Services of all wars who fought for the freedom which we enjoy today.

In recent years, due to neglect, lightning strike and bushfire, the Cross fell badly into disrepair. In 1995 work began to restore the Cross with funds generously donated by the Grollo family and community donations. The result is the beautiful Cross that stands today, and the gorgeous, peaceful, colourful gardens surrounded by magnificent stone work. The  360 degree views are breathtaking.

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2 Comments
  1. I lived at Kyneton in the early 1970s and we have a family photo at the old Macedon cross. I think it is time to go for another visit.

    • You should go Sharon. I think you will be surprised at how it’s all changed up there. Still beautiful as always

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