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

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The Cemetorians need your help – one of the aims of the Cemetorians has been for a searchable database on our Website where you could search and find the locations of those who are buried within the walls of the Brighton cemetery. The database will greatly assist us to meet the increasing enquiries from families seeking genealogical data as well as a central location to celebrate the lives and achievements of those interred at Brighton Cemetery. As a member of the Brighton Cemetorians you will be able to have access to photos and any extra information.

Talks have begun with two Web designers and this is where we need your help to raise $6,000, which will be used to set up the database and maintain it into the future. We are very grateful to SMCT IT [Springvale Cemetery] for their help and expertise in helping to make a searchable database on our website become a reality.

Any donation amount would be wonderful and gratefully received either by posting or your donation can be direct debited into our account Bank: Bendigo Bank Limited

Account name: Brighton Cemetorians Inc. BSB 633108 Account 131459927

Reference: Database

[can you then please email your name to info@brightoncemitorians so that acknowledgement can be given]

We will keep you informed as to our progress in getting this important and much requested service up and running.

 

Author’s Grave Restored

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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.

Location

  • Brighton General Cemetery
    Cnr. North and Hawthorn Roads

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Grounds 8am-6pm

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