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


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The Brighton Cemetorians are trying to locate family of

WILLIAM BRAHE [1835 – 1912]

Born in Germany, Brahe came to Victoria in 1852. He had worked on the goldfields and was an experienced handler of cattle, horses and wagons. When Burke set out from Cooper’s Creek on his ‘dash’ to the Gulf of Carpentaria, he left Brahe in charge of the camp. After waiting more than four months, and with his own supplies running low, Brahe decided to abandon the camp on 21 April 1861.

He married Elise née Hinge (Hinze) and they had eight children.

to ask their permission to place a plaque on his grave to acknowledge his contribution not only to the Burke and Will Expedition but to life in general. Can you help????

Call Lois on 9558 4248

Postponement of all tours and events

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In ensuring that we minimise the impact of COVID-19, we have made a considered decision to postpone all tours and events held at Brighton Cemetery until further notice. This will include our Anzac Day and Law Week Walks along with the Flag Raising Commemoration and the placing of a Plaque for Leah Rosenthal.

The AGM that was to be held in August has been postponed till later in the year.

We are still hoping that the walks for October and November will be going ahead but we wait and see.

As we know more we will add to this posting.

In the meantime keep safe and look after each other

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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