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

Murder, Mayhem & Misadventure Tour: 2 pm, Sunday 9th September 2018.

Come along and join Sue Beazley for a fantastic tour at Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery. Dark tales lurk behind the walls of all old cemeteries, join us for our Murder, Mayhem & Misadventure tour and discover some of the stories that lay buried at the historic cemetery. Sue will tell you about murder suicide, a school girl strangling, death of a speed car racer, and one of Cheltenham’s most famous cases of domestic violence and murder in the early 1900s, as well as other shocking stories.  More... 



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