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

Jewish Contribution Walk

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6th October 2019 at 2pm – meet near the office.

Many immigrants of Jewish origin came to Melbourne in the late 19th and early 20th centuries brought with them a range of skills and enterprise that contributed to our way of life. Did your grandparents ever have a Wertheim Piano or Sewing Machine in their home? And, where did they buy their furniture from? Remember Patersons? The Nathan family from London and the Wertheims’ from Germany were certainly very prolific in their time. Come and join us for a walk through history.

Cost $15 per person – bookings essential on 9558 4248

Boyd Family of Artist Walk

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Sunday 20th October at 2pm – meet at the Hawthorn Road Gate [near the corner of Sheffield St. This walk is a walk of a difference with a Boyd family member who will talk about the amazing Boyd Dynasty and their connection to other artists who are also buried at the Brighton Cemetery.

With this walk being part of the Seniors month the cost per person will be at a very special price of $5 person.

Bookings will be through Trybookings –

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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