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.

AGM and Christmas Lunch

Written by admin. Posted in General

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

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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


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Grounds 8am-6pm

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