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.

Stories and Memorabilia

The Brighton Cemetorians Inc. believe that behind every person buried in the cemetery there is a story to tell. But as each generation passes, these stories are becoming increasingly rare. For this reason, we have a keen interest in preserving stories and encourage people to share their information, whether oral history or family research so future generations will benefit.

Cemetery memorabilia in the form of documents, letters, right-of-burial certificates, receipts and even photos provide a wealth of information and copies are keenly sought.

All stories and documents donated to our collection will be warmly received and gratefully acknowledged.

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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