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 Early Settlers Tour: 2 pm, Sunday 25th March 2018.

Join Sue Beazley on this intriguing tour and hear about the lives of the early settlers who carved out a living in areas that are now known to us as Cheltenham, Brighton, Beaumaris, Mentone, Mordialloc, Keysborough, Moorabbin and Dingley. They were strong, adventurous and capable people  who may be one of your ancestors! The tour will be colourful and engaging as Sue is a brilliant story teller....  More... 



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