Welcome to the website of the Friends of Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Inc.

150th - John HunterPictured left is the grave of John Fullarton Hunter at the recent 150th anniversary held in March 2015. Just another example of the work we do to research, restore and remember.  Check out our album for more photos

The Friends of Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Inc. covers two historic burial grounds in Melbourne's south-east - Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery (Old Cheltenham Cemetery) (1864) and Cheltenham Memorial Park (New Cheltenham Cemetery) (1933).   

Did you know?

That the office at the Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery was built in 1915 to the design of Solon Peck at a cost of £210?  The contractors were Caudwell Bros. of Mentone.  Both the architect and the contractors are buried in the Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery. 

Forthcoming tour

Featuring the Hidden Gems, Odds and Ends of burials in the original front portion of the cemetery, including a victim of the 1881 Jolimont Railway disaster, a convict, Australia’s first female international buyer, the founder of Beaumaris and a police officer linked to the story of the Kelly Gang! Plus more!  More... 



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