The Armidale Cemetery was a sea of blue and white on Sunday when four generations of the Kelly family gathered to remember Lewis 'Buddy' Kelly who died 37 years ago.
Ever since Buddy's 16-year-old body was found on the train tracks in South Kempsey on News Year's Day in 1984, his seven surviving siblings have been fighting to see justice is done.
The family believe he was murdered and want a thorough investigation - something they claim was not done at the time of his death. They have branded this campaign 'Justice for Buddy' and created shirts, a banner and a FaceBook page to raise awareness of their plight.
Last week the State Coroner issued an exhumation warrant, and last weekend the family conducted an important cultural ceremony ahead of Buddy's grave being opened this week.
A smoking ceremony, prayers and song for Buddy were performed before those present moved on to the Aboriginal Cultural and Keeping Place for lunch.
Buddy's siblings then held a media conference with David Shoebridge MLC, who is championing their cause.