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.

Tours

The Brighton Cemetorians Inc. aim to run regular walking tours of the Brighton General Cemetery on a range of themes to cater for all interests. Our tours run for approximately 90 mins which includes refreshments and a tour pamphlet. We are also willing to undertake tours for private groups.

Cost of Tours: Non-members: $15, Members: $10. – Cash as we do not have credit card facilities.
Departure Time: Tours Depart at 2pm. – unless indicated.

To make a Booking: 9558 4248 – BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL


2023

February 19th Sports Walk – Overcoming  adversity to  achieve. The sportsmen  and women of the cemetery walk

Walk begins at the front gate on North Road at 2pm

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.

Cost: $15 per person [cash as we do not have credit card facilities] Booking is essential – Lois on 9558 4248

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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