Call for 'baby hatches' at hospitals in Australia

Toys and flowers at the grave of baby Lily Grace, who was found at a Sydney beach. It is thought that her mother left the gifts.
Toys and flowers at the grave of baby Lily Grace, who was found at a Sydney beach. It is thought that her mother left the gifts.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN PEARLMAN

Mystery gifts at abandoned baby's grave spark renewed push for law to help desperate mums

A mysterious well-wisher has recently begun leaving flowers and toys every few days at the gravestone of a baby in a quiet coastal cemetery in Sydney.

The baby, known as Lily Grace, was found four years ago after being left at Maroubra beach. Her remains, buried beneath the sand, were discovered by two children playing on a Sunday morning.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 06, 2018, with the headline 'Call for 'baby hatches' at hospitals in Australia'. Print Edition | Subscribe