Some had only lived days or hours, but a special memory was brought back to clarity with each name that was read from the list on Sunday afternoon.
Numbering 40 in total, the names were read to begin the annual remembrance walk for bereaved families who have lost a child.
"Just having that acknowledgement, that they existed and they were important, that's powerful," said Megan Gaffney, one of the founders the Bloss support group for families touched by pregnancy and infant losses.
"About 150 people turned out, and every one of the has their own story, their own direct link," said co-founder Katie Francis.
"Extended family and friends grieve too, a lot of focus is on the mother, but the whole community is involved in the grief and in the support," Ms Francis said.
Both having experienced the pain of loss, Ms Francis and Ms Gaffney began the group as a way to care for other families suffering through the unspeakable tragedy.
To mark International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day earlier this week, the support group came together in the civic precinct to unite in shared grief and support.
Listed among the children lost was Scarlett Isobel Moncrieff, whose incredibly short-lived life continues in fond remembrance.
Born to Linda and Joshua Moncrieff of Coolamon, on February 21, 2012, Scarlett lived only three days.
"I delivered her in Wagga, and that evening I was transferred to Canberra," Mrs Moncrieff, who has been a long-term friend of Ms Francis.
"She had a genetic muscular condition which she would have had during the pregnancy, but we only found when she was born.
"The whole time we were in Canberra, there was hope but I just knew it wasn't right.
"When the midwives came in and asked whether we would like to have her baptised the next morning, I knew we were facing less time with her than we expected."
The precarious condition required that baby Scarlett spend her short life attached to medical machinery, to the utter heartbreak of her parents.
"It was so hard to see her with all the wires, we just felt so powerless to help her," Mrs Moncrieff said.
"That's all you want as a parent, to help your children. So we spent those few days with her just making sure she felt as loved as she could be."
Dying on her parents' 25th wedding anniversary, Mr and Mrs Moncrieff faced the enormous tragedy of returning home without the baby they so loved.
The intensity of their emotion was felt when the parents stepped over the threshold to what would have been their new baby's bedroom.
"Josh said to me, 'come in, we have to go in', and it was so incredibly hard. We had painted a feature wall pink, it was so hard to see that she would be there," Mrs Moncrieff said.
Returning home was a difficult adjustment for older sister Rihanna, who was then only three years old.
Although fleeting, it was the sisters' interaction during that short week that forms the backbone of the Moncrieff family's fondest memories.
"Rihanna walked in [to the hospital room] at 4am, and she started talking. Scarlett only opened one eye, and she only did that twice, the first time was when Rihanna said her name," Mrs Moncrieff said.
Mr and Mrs Moncrieff have gone on to have another child, Braxton who is now five. Noting the great miracle of his birth, the family call him their 'rainbow baby'.
"Every day of the pregnancy, I was fearful that it would all happen again," Mrs Moncrieff said.
"Even now, I'm anxious. I don't know how I could come back from it if I lost them now."
Had she have lived, Scarlett would be turning eight next year. Although healing, the pain of her loss will never leave the family, and Mrs Moncrieff said, the renewed grief can often come as a sudden wave from the slightest stimulus.
Months later, Mrs Moncrieff opened the letterbox to find the paperwork documenting Scarlett's birth and death records.
Unfortunately, the letters had not been packed together, so while the death record was accompanied by a letter of condolence, the birth pack was filled with brochures on breastfeeding and baby sleeping tips.
"That was incredibly hard, I found that quite upsetting," Mrs Moncrieff said.
"I think we as a society could do better when it comes to helping families and being sensitive to that."
In the face of enormous heartbreak, Mrs Moncrieff seeks to share her journey as a means of helping others. The greatest piece of wisdom she can share is that it takes time to grieve and process the loss.
"It's still so tough, you feel judged on the amount of time it takes for you to grieve, you feel like people are saying 'oh, that was years ago, are you still talking about that'? But it never goes away, not for you or for your other children who were just as excited for the baby to come home," she said.
"We could do better [as a society] in having more follow up for parents when they leave the hospital. Everyone deals differently, but you need a safe place to remember the child without judgement."