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 2021

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All walks begin at 2pm – Cost $15 per person

Call Lois on 9558 4248 to make a booking.

18 April: Anzac Walk – Angels of Mercy Walk – WW1 Nurses
On this walk we visit 8 of the World War 1 Nurses who are buried at the
Brighton Cemetery.

Facing hardships, danger and deprivation that they endured as they carried out their duties in the care of the many maimed, injured and dying soldiers from Gallipoli to the many battlefield of Europe. They themselves under dust, heat or snow. Nurses also dealt with spanish flu and malaria, some of them succumbing to these diseases while serving and after their return. Their heroism was quickly forgotten and faded into the distance over the years. Today we pay homage to these amazing ladies

8th May Plaque Unveiling for William Brahe
the last survivor of the Burke & Wills Expedition

for more information – LOis 9558 4248

23 May: Law Week Walk – The Convict Taint
An estimated one in five Australians has convict ancestry. In Tasmania, the figure is even higher. In 2009, 74% of Tasmania’s population was estimated to be descended from convicts.
In the 1950s and ‘60s, historians argued that Australians should not romanticise either the convict system or the people within it.
We will be asking you if you agree with this when we visit the graves of former convicts who survived transportation, the road gangs to be teased, insulted and prodded, their masters and the brutal punishment of the lash.
Their life and the crimes they committed while serving their sentence and their behavior after being freed are for you to judge. You the Jury will be asked if they made worthwhile citizens or were they just ner’er do well raggle-taggle nobodies.

8 August: AGM
10 October: Sporting People
14 November: Remembrance Day Walk
5 December Christmas Lunch

We are also planning on Plaque unveilings for Leah Rosenthal and the Furnell Brothers

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

Contact

Opening Hours

Grounds 8am-6pm

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