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

The First Year of Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery - 1865. 2 pm, Sunday 26 March 2017.

Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery is having a party - come along and help us celebrate 152 years! Join Sue Beazley and learn how our early settlers lived, and what adversities they faced. We look at the lives of the first individuals, and their families to give an insight into the early days of the Cheltenham area....  More... 



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