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

Law Week Walk “Guilty or Not”

Written by admin. Posted in Events

May 19th – Law Week.  “GUILTY OR NOT” You be the Jury – 2pm – meet near the office

As the Jury you will hear the case of the death of two wives of a doctor, be asked who caused the death of the body found in a lane, whether a brother’s dispute was responsible for a murder and while out shooting rabbits was a death an accident. In total six cases will be heard and as the Jury you will be asked to consider if they are Guilty or Not Guilty.

to make a booking ring Lois on 9558 4248

Written by admin. Posted in General

The Cemetorians need your help – one of the aims of the Cemetorians has been for a searchable database on our Website where you could search and find the locations of those who are buried within the walls of the Brighton cemetery. The database will greatly assist us to meet the increasing enquiries from families seeking genealogical data as well as a central location to celebrate the lives and achievements of those interred at Brighton Cemetery. As a member of the Brighton Cemetorians you will be able to have access to photos and any extra information.

Talks have begun with two Web designers and this is where we need your help to raise $6,000, which will be used to set up the database and maintain it into the future. We are very grateful to SMCT IT [Springvale Cemetery] for their help and expertise in helping to make a searchable database on our website become a reality.

Any donation amount would be wonderful and gratefully received either by posting or your donation can be direct debited into our account Bank: Bendigo Bank Limited

Account name: Brighton Cemetorians Inc. BSB 633108 Account 131459927

Reference: Database

[can you then please email your name to info@brightoncemetorians so that acknowledgement can be given]

We will keep you informed as to our progress in getting this important and much requested service up and running.

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

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Opening Hours

Grounds 8am-6pm

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