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

AGM and Christmas Lunch

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6th December 2020 at 12noon

Booking is essential as we are only allowed to have 20 people. Ring Lois to book – 9558 4248

Venue: The Camden Hotel – 414 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield South in the Upstairs Function Room – **best option for finding us is enter via Hawthorn Road [look for our sign to the left as you enter the front door].

Different from past years we need to be COVID sensitive, so this time everyone pays for their own food and drinks – and enjoy each other’s company.

Guest Speaker: David Sornig’s book called “Blue Lake: finding Dudley Flats and the West Melbourne Swamp”.

In Blue Lake, David Sornig examines how the 8km-square zone to the west of central Melbourne became the city’s blind spot. Once a fertile wetland with a large blue saltwater lagoon, it passed through various incarnations- from boneyards and rubbish tips; through the Depression-era Dudley Flats shanty town; to the modern-day docks. Through it all, one thing that has persisted is its uncanny, liminal quality.

Looking forward to seeing everyone

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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