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.


Booklets for sale

Booklets can be purchased by emailing us or phone Lois on 03 9558 4248.

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“Time Line of the Brighton General Cemetery”

are 4  56 page A5 booklets that begin with the opening of the cemetery and ending in 2015 which was the 160th anniversary of the cemetery. The 5th booklet is of people and their memories of their “visit” to the cemetery – this is a 36 page A5 booklet.

Cost of the booklets will be $20 plus postage which will be $8.


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Brighton Cemetery Artists

A few of the names to be found in this booklet are:- Arthur Merrick Boyd, Penleigh Boyd, Ambrose Arthur Dyson, Jessie Lavington Evans, Tom Humphrey, Frederick McCubbin,  June Stephenson, May Butler George and many more.
Cost of Booklet is $5 plus postage of $2.00

Brighton General Cemetery Through the Eyes of the Trove Digitised Newspapers

A few of the names to be found in this booklet are:- Eliza Hayball, Clement John De Garis, Edward George Buttonshaw,  Stella Vagg, Thomas Alexander Browne, George Whittingham, Mary Louisea McLean, William Thomas Seebrook, Julia Masterton and others.
Cost of Booklet is $5 plus postage of $2.00

Monash – The Man, The Leader, The City

Also available is a small booklet titled “Monash – The Man, The Leader, The City”, a very interesting little booklet about Sir John Monash.
Cost of Booklet is $2 plus postage of $1.20


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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