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.

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.

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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


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Grounds 8am-6pm

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