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Young Elizabeth McMullen

Elizabeth McMullenYoung Elizabeth McMullen was 18 years old when she died in 1880. Her father, Patrick, made her grave “stone” from a single plank of timber, carving the words with a chisel and hammer. The McMullen family owned a 147 acre parcel of land fronting the old Princes Highway in Officer and McMullen road is named after them. This fragile piece of history has survived because it was removed from the local cemetery and housed at the Berwick-Pakenham Historical Society and Museum in Pakenham. Go and see it for yourself! The museum is open every Sunday 2 – 4 pm.