One of the most important aspects of our work is the
careful restoration of gravesites.
|The grave of the noted artist, Clarice Beckett was in a sad and neglected state. With the support of family descendants, the Friends were able to restore the grave with a Federal Government grant as part of the Commemorating Eminent Australians program.|
Kate and Joseph Beckett
The nearby grave of Clarice Beckett's parents was also restored funded by family descendants.
Ernest William (Bud) Copeland
|Funded by the Collingwood Club Foundation, the grave of the man behind the famed Copeland Trophy was restored after the Friends approached the Collingwood Football Club. The project was assisted by the Victoria Park Heritage Committee.|
William (Dub) and Emma Rose
|The firm of W. D. Rose & Son was a household name, synonymous with civic mindedness. Not only was the decorative vase broken from its base, but the lettering on the inscription difficult to read. With the generous funding of the Rose family descendants, the Friends were able to facilitate the restoration of the grave. We acknowedge the support of W. D. Rose Funerals, Cheltenham.|
Adeline Hazel Wilson and family
The grave of murdered schoolgirl Adeline Hazel Wilson was restored. A new bronze plaque was commissioned acknowledging her siblings Frank, Siley and Percy together with a historic marker. The project was funded by the Friends and Wilson family descendants. We acknowedge the support of W. D. Rose Funerals, Cheltenham.
A tree adjacent to the Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery dislodged during a storm in the summer of 2007-08 and damaged a number of graves including a veteran of the Great War, Ernest Stephens. After years of attempts to bring the grave to the attention of the Office of Australian War Graves, a replacement monument was erected to a grateful family who knew little of their grandfather.
Scantlebury Brown family grave
The subject of our first historic marker back in September 2009, the Friends facilitated the restoration of the grave of the Scantlebury Brown family, a project which was completed in January 2013 thanks to a generous grant from the Federal Government.
The Vera Scantlebury Brown, restoring the grave of a pioneering Medical Practitioner is supported through funding from the Australian Government's Your Community Heritage Program.