The Cradle, The Altar, The Grave

Today I was directed to a new Australian genealogy blog, Underneath the Flight Path. In the article I first read there was a link to a post that talked about a novel way to label births, deaths and marriage columns in newspapers as The Cradle, The Altar, The Grave.

Apparently the The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 – 1930) used these labels between  March 1891 and early 1895. Thanks to blogger tweedsheadsgirl for discovering this during her Trove explorations.


1893 ‘Advertising’, The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 – 1930), 4 November, p. 2. , viewed 04 Dec 2016,

2 thoughts on “The Cradle, The Altar, The Grave

  1. I think there may be others who used this also… maybe someone like Punch and Figaro, not them, but a ‘social’ paper as they mainly were … you’ve got me trying to recall this now.


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