OUR OCTOBER WALKS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED TILL 2022
AGM & CHRISTMAS LUNCH – December 5th 2021
Venue: The Camden Hotel – 414 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield South in the Upstairs Function Room
**best option for finding us is to enter via Hawthorn Road
11.45 for at 12.15 start – before coming upstairs can you please order and pay for your meals
12:15 pm AGM Commences
1pm our Guest Speaker Dr Rosemary Francis will talk about her Gagliardi family history, Ferdinando Gagliardi was a Cataloguer of the National Library in Melbourne.
1.30 lunch to be served
October 10th: Sporting People Overcoming adversity to achieve. The sportsmen and women of the cemetery at 2pm – this walk will begin at the front gate on North Rd
For many the dream begins at an early age and over many years the commitment to be the best in their chosen sport drives them onwards. For many their dream will become a reality but for some it will never be. On this walk we meet John Stanley Nicholes who became a weightlifting champion before he became a major pioneer of the application of weight training and conditioning of athletes around the world. Charles Lawrence who as Captain Coach took the first Aboriginal Cricket team to England in 1868. Richard Henry Whitecross whose dream it was to become a Professional Golfer didn’t eventuate and Jennifer Anne Zeffert was a gifted junior swimmer representing Victoria in the Australian Championships. Join us to hear about these and other amazing sportspersons who are buried at the Brighton Cemetery.
24 October: Boyd Family Walk – 2pm – meet at the top gate on Hawthorn Road
This walk is a walk of a difference with a Boyd family member who will talk about the amazing Boyd Dynasty and their connection to other artists who are also buried at the Brighton Cemetery
14 November: Remembrance Day Walk
5 December Christmas Lunch
We are also planning on a Plaque unveiling for the Furnell Brothers and Linda Phillips