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.
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.