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La Trobe University could contain unmarked grave site

Posted by: 3AW Radio | 14 November, 2012 - 8:00 AM
The old Mont Park asylum, now where La Trobe University stands.<br>(Photo: Peter Braig)

Image: The old Mont Park Hospital, where La Trobe University now stands. (Peter Braig)

Hundreds of bodies, including many returned serviceman, could be buried in unmarked graves under the grounds of La Trobe University in Bundoora.

The land was formerly home to the Mont Park mental asylum, where hundreds of World War I diggers and civilian mental and tuberculosis patients were admitted.

Amateur historian Lmabis Englezos told Ross and John the people who died at Mont Park were not claimed by their families and buried in pauper graves.

"There would have been an established burial ground within the Mont Park area...and over the years it fell into neglect and eventually was lost," he said.

Mr Englezos said if the area can be confirmed as a grave site, it should be turned into a memorial garden with a plaque with the words 'believed to be buried here' inscribed.

LISTEN: Amateur historian Lambis Englezos speaks with 3AW Breakfast:

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