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.


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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

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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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