No cameras for Ned

Cemetery Trust seeing visitation up, but no vandalism

KELLY FAMILY: The memorial headstone at Greta Cemetery.

GRETA Cemetery Trust won’t be installing $6000 worth of security cameras at the site of Ned Kelly’s grave.

The about-face was taken at the Trust’s last meeting, noting no incidents of vandalism or untoward behavior at the cemetery since Ned’s remains were buried, under concrete, in an unmarked grave on January 20.

The initial decision was for three, three-megapixel solar powered cameras to monitor the entire cemetery, including a memorial headstone for the Kelly family and their grave sites.

The cameras were to be paid for by Kelly’s descendent Leigh Baker who owns security company Ivon Pty Ltd.

But Trust secretary Christine Magee said issues surrounding privacy were integral to reversing the decision.

“The privacy issue on public land is where the buck stops,” she said.

“Technology today can be hacked into so you don’t know where it’s going to stop or end.

“So, we’ve decided to abstain from putting them in at the moment and we will wait and see.”

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