Nillumbik cemetery

In 1867, 2 acres of land was set aside and trustees from 6 denominations appointed to oversee establishment of the Nillumbik cemetery at Diamond Creek.  It stands as a record of the pioneering families of the district and little has changed little since its foundation, although a fire early in the 20th century destroyed fences, […]

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Yan Yean Public Cemetery

Yan Yean Public Cemetery: an historical overview By Lindsay Mann Copyright © Yan Yean Public Cemetery Trust, 2009. The Yan Yean Public Cemetery had its genesis in either 1853 or 1854, when the first death occurred among the labourers employed by Joseph Martindale, the contractor who constructed the Yan Yean Reservoir’s Embankment. Martindale was legally […]

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Eltham Cemetery

The Eltham Cemetery is situated on the corner of Mount Pleasant Road and Cemetery Road,Eltham in the Shire of Nillumbik The Eltham Cemetery Trust, established in 1858, selected the site on high ground overlooking the village of Eltham. Trustees appointed from various church and local organisations have administered and maintained the cemetery to this day. […]

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Queenstown Cemetery Trust

The following article is from the Heritage Nillumbik 2007 brochure reproduced with the permission of Shire of Nillumbik and the Queenstown Cemetery Trust Queenstown Cemetery (1861-1981) 70 Smiths Gully Road, Smiths Gully Melways 264 H3 Queenstown Cemetery is a pioneer cemetery established during the gold rush of the 1850s at the site of the first […]

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Thomastown Wesleyan Cemetery

The cemetery is located at the rear of  Thomastown Primary School and is maintained by the City of Whittlesea Records of the Cemetery were non existent in 1984. The following Names were obtained from Notes taken by myself and others also Undertakers. Beryl Patullo. – There were very few left, and a rough diagram of the […]

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Kangaroo Ground Pioneer Cemetery

This article reproduced here with permission was first published in [The New Local]: news and views from Hurstbridge, Nutfield, Strathewen, Arthurs Creek, Panton Hill, Wattle Glen, St Andrews, Smiths Gully, Kangaroo Ground, Cottles Bridge, Doreen and Watsons Creek Issue 1 November/December 2008 page 16. The Kangaroo Ground Cemetery along the Eltham-Yarra Glen Road is the […]

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