Moree Shire Council have explained a plan to replace the controversial 'destitute' sign at the cemetery.
Last week, the Leader reported on community concerns about the sign's replacement, after it was taken down on Thursday.
Moree Shire Council's engineering services director Alan Lawrance said another, less "offensive" sign will replace what was there before.
"This came up in council, and there was correspondence that the term could be offensive, and that the sign post was large and right next to the children's area, and it was off-putting," he said.
[C]hanging the name of the sign was not something favoured, because there are records that identify the people buried there under that title.Alan Lawrance
But while it was resolved the sign was to be relocated to a much less prominent position, the term 'destitute' would be kept for record keeping purposes.
However, an explanation on the historical significance of the word would be added.
Jenny Smith was one resident who felt the word was inappropriate, and said it "made her sad" for people to be remembered that way even in death.
But historically, Mr Lawrance said, people without a religion would sometimes be buried in the general or 'destitute' sections, to complement the Catholic, Anglican and Protestant areas of the cemetery.
"Changing the name of the sign was not something favoured, because there are records that identify the people buried there under that title," Mr Lawrance said.
"Council is also in the process of organising it's records online, so we will be in a much better position to help people tracing family members."