Brighton Cemetorians

The Brighton Cemetorians are a not-for-profit community group working actively with
Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, the administrators of Brighton General Cemetery.
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  • Stormy Day at the Cemetery - 14 June 2014

  • Funeral Procession to mark the 100th Anniversary of the death of Sir Thomas Bent - 17th September 2009
  • Funeral Procession to mark the 100th Anniversary of the death of Sir Thomas Bent - 17th September 2009
  • Firing Party - Joe Dianico, James Battern, Neville Scuttlebury & John Underwood of the Historical Re-enactment Society of Australia at the William Robertson plaque unveiling - 1st April 2007

Remembrance Day Walk

Written by admin. Posted in Events

Sunday: 18th November 2018 at 2pm

Meet near front gate on North Road.  Cost: $15 per person

Booking is essential – Lois on 9558 4248

The Brighton Cemetery was established in 1854. Brighton General  Cemetery is a Victorian garden cemetery of heritage  significance and renowned throughout Australia for the many notable military figures and  artists buried within its grounds and is the resting place of some of Melbourne’s most significant pioneers.  On this walk we will visit people who fought in the Crimea War, the First World, Second World Wars,  who served at home and the Doctor who isolated the influenza virus. Today we honour and remember them.

Author’s Grave Restored

Written by admin. Posted in General

Brighton Cemetorians were thrilled to receive funding of $9,946 from the Australian Government”s “Your Community Heritage Program” to restore the grave of author Rolf Boldrewood, buried at Brighton General Cemetery in 1915.

In 1883 Boldrewood achieved international popularity with his iconic novel Robbery Under Arms, the story of Captain Starlight and his notorious bushrangers.

Rolf Boldrewood was the pen name of Thomas Alexander Browne, who led a colourful life as a squatter, gold commissioner and magistrate before taking up the pen to author 16 novels, numerous short stories, several works of non-fiction and an autobiography.

31stJuly 1863

Secretary reported cattle had accident with headstone and were removed from the Cemetery.

11thJuly 1884

Secretary authorised to construct water closet on premises to be opened only during funerals.

11thNovember 1913

Recommendation by surveyor that iron gates, similar to those at North Road, be installed at Hawthorn Road.


  • Brighton General Cemetery
    Cnr. North and Hawthorn Roads


Opening Hours

Grounds 8am-6pm

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