Boroondara Cemetery

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Horse Drawn Hearse in Boroondara Cemetery 14 March 2013. Photograph: Clare Gervasoni
Boroondara Cemetery Chapel 14 March 2013. Photograph: Lisa Gervasoni

Background

Boorondara Cemetery was established in December 1858 and was the first landscaped cemetery in Australia. The cemetery is divided into sections allocated to various religions with size of sections being determined by local population ratio gained from the 1857 Census.

When the 12.5 hectares of land was originally set aside for a cemetery it was densely covered with large red gums and wattles. At the time it was intended only for the residents of Boroondara (Kew, Hawthorn, Camberwell) however it was not long before burial lots were made available to residents from all over Melbourne.[1]

As one of the oldest cemeteries in Victoria there has been in excess of 75,000 burials, with the first burial taking place on 12 March 1859.[2]

Eureka Related Burials in Boroondara Cemetery

The following people had a connection to the Eureka Stockade and are buried at Boorondara:

William Henry Archer, died 29 April 1909 (RC C901)[3]

Graham Berry, died 1904, buried 27 January 1904 (C/E E0363)[4]

Patrick Callinan, died 1902, buried 20 November 1902 (R/C B1589)[5]

Edmund Duggan, died 02 August 1938, buried 03 August 1938 (C/E C3694A) [6]

Isaac Hayward, died 16 November 1905, buried 19 December 1905 (C/E D0150A)[7]

Samuel Huyghue, died 24 July 1891, buried 27 July 1891 (C/E/ C0315 [8]

Robert Molesworth, died 18 October 1890, buried 21 October 1890 (C/E C0136)[9]

Francis Murphy, died 30 March 1891, buried 01 April 1891 (C/E C0064)[10]

William Rodier, died 30 May 1901, buried 31 May 1901 (C/E C1430)

James Tappin, died 1917, buried 11 May 1917 (R/C B2011) [11]

Also See

Cemeteries

External Links

http://www.kewcemetery.com.au/

http://www.kewcemetery.com.au/FindGrave.aspx

References

  1. http://www.kewcemetery.com.au/, accessed 24 March 2013.
  2. http://www.kewcemetery.com.au/, accessed 24 March 2013.
  3. http://www.kewcemetery.com.au/FindGrave.aspx, accessed 24 March 2012 by Kathleen Gervasoni
  4. http://www.kewcemetery.com.au/FindGrave.aspx, accessed 24 March 2012 by Kathleen Gervasoni
  5. http://www.kewcemetery.com.au/FindGrave.aspx, accessed 24 March 2012 by Kathleen Gervasoni
  6. http://www.kewcemetery.com.au/FindGrave.aspx, accessed 24 March 2012 by Kathleen Gervasoni
  7. http://www.kewcemetery.com.au/FindGrave.aspx, accessed 24 March 2012 by Kathleen Gervasoni
  8. http://www.kewcemetery.com.au/FindGrave.aspx, accessed 24 March 2012 by Kathleen Gervasoni
  9. http://www.kewcemetery.com.au/FindGrave.aspx, accessed 24 March 2012 by Kathleen Gervasoni
  10. http://www.kewcemetery.com.au/FindGrave.aspx, accessed 24 March 2012 by Kathleen Gervasoni
  11. http://www.kewcemetery.com.au/FindGrave.aspx, accessed 24 March 2012 by Kathleen Gervasoni