LAUNCH – ‘Untimely‘
A lonely grave sits at the bottom of The Coast Hospital Cemetery. Distinctive Hebrew text can be seen on the broken tombstone half buried in the grass. The grave belongs to David Austin who died at The Coast Hospital in 1902, a victim of Bubonic Plague.
David’s is just one of hundreds of stories hidden in The Coast Hospital Cemetery. Whilst we know how these people died, we have few clues as to how they lived. David Austin will be the first person from this cemetery to have his life story told in a new “Adopt-A-Grave” program aimed at unearthing the life histories of those buried at The Coast Hospital Cemetery.
Learn how you can help us tell these stories, which will be placed on our website and accessed via QR codes placed near each grave. A subsequent class on beginners’ genealogy will be held at for those interested in participating with this project.
For more information about the project and to get involved please contact the Nurses’ Museum: firstname.lastname@example.org