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.

WALKS FOR 2021

Written by admin. Posted in Events, General

All walks begin at 2pm –

Cost $15 per person – cash as we don’t have credit card facilities

Call Lois on 9558 4248 to make a booking.

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
24 October: Boyd Family Walk
14 November: Remembrance Day Walk
5 December Christmas Lunch

We are also planning on Plaque unveiling for 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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