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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  • 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

WALKS FOR 2024

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Diary Dates for 2024

4th August 2024 AGM – Murumbeena Bowls Club – 10 Blackwood St, Carnegie.  1.15 for a 1.30 start

Guest Speaker – Steve Mayes.

Steve Mayes whose interest in the Kelly saga, it was not until about 20 years ago that he discovered the connection between his Great Grand Father, and the Kelly Gang.

Steve will talk about his Great Grand Father, Joseph Ladd Mayes who was born in Ireland, he was a Victorian Policeman, for just on 40 years having many postings in country Victoria including Lancefield, Kyneton and Buninyong. During the Kelly outbreak, Joseph Mayes took part in the operations run by Superintendent Francis Hare. Joseph’s story is a fascinating one. There is a twist in this history, which concerns the Brighton Cemetery & World War 1 but he will leave that to his talk.

13th October 2024 – Odd Bod Walk

8th November  2024– Flag Commemoration – a further 50 flags will be placed at Service Person’s Graves

11th November 2024 – Remembrance Day Walk

8th December 2024 – Christmas Lunch in the Lodge at Brighton General Cemetery

 

 

 

Sister Leah Rosenthal QAIMNSR, MM, ARRC

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A plaque unveiling was held for Sister Leah Rosenthal QAIMNSR, MM, ARRC was held on Sunday 16th May 2021, everyone enjoyed a cuppa before we walked to where Leah lies resting.

Our President, Malcolm Gray welcomed everyone. Jane Annois spoke about her Great Great Aunt where we reflected on her bravery and extraordinary work that she did in the first World War and at Vimy House.

Jane together with her sister Kathy and brother Richard unveiled Leah’s plaque.

Leah was born in 1879 to Joseph Rosenthal and his wife Martha née Avinski. She graduated as a nurse at the Alfred Hospital in 1904 and continued  her nursing  career there until 1910 when she & Belle Jobson took over the running of Windarra Private Hospital in Toorak. Leah in her fourth year of active service with the Army at Flanders was awarded the Royal Red Cross Medal. On more than  one occasion she had been recommended for honours by her commanding Officer and matron for heroic conduct at casualty stations under shell fire. Leah was attached to the first casualty station and travelled around France where she saw many atrocities. When Leah returned to Australia she and her friend Belle bought an existing Private Hospital in Queens Road, overlooking Albert Park Lake, which they named Vimy House. And ran for 10 years until her death on 4 October 1930 and was buried with her sister Fanny – Jewish H Graves 86 & 87

Wiliam BRAHE plaque unveiling – 8th May 2021

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Born – 16 January 1835 – Paderborn, Germany
Died – 16 September 1912 – Elwood

Gold prospector, drover, farmer and one of the last surviving members of the Burke and Wills Expedition to die.

When Burke set out from Cooper’s Creek with a bare 3 months supplies on his ‘dash’ to the Gulf of Carpentaria, he left William in charge of the camp.

After waiting more than four months, and with his own supplies running low, he finally decided to abandon the camp on 21 April 1861, leaving the “DIG” tree on Cooper’s Creek

Our Guest Speaker – Dr Douglas McCann gave a very informative talk which was enjoyed by all.

The plaque was unveiled by David Brahe, the great grandson of William

Refreshments were served on and around the verandah of the Lodge.

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