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The Melbourne Benevolent Asylum:
Haven of Rest

The Benevolent AsylumIn March 1911, the Melbourne Benevolent Asylum relocated from North Melbourne to a new purpose built facility on the outskirts of Cheltenham. Over 1,700 inmates were subsequently buried in the Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery between 1911 and 1976, the vast majority in unadorned graves.
For those who found a haven of rest at the Asylum, they are worth remembering...

Written by Travis M. Sellers, The Melbourne Benevolent Asylum: Haven of Rest is the fourth book in the Remembering Them series published by the Friends of Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Inc. The A5-sized book comprises 208 pages of genealogical information, including maiden and married names, occupation, year of arrival, country of origin, date and reason of admission, burial date and location, officiating minister, headstone inscription and other persons buried in the same grave.  The book foreword is written by Linley Hooper, FGSV of The Genealogical Society of Victoria Inc.

Download the index and see if your ancestor is included! [PDF-311KB]

Read the book review by The Genealogical Society of Victoria Inc. (Dec 2012) [JPG-207KB]

Limited print run of just 70 copies, each book is individually numbered.

Paperback (A5 book in colour):
$40.00 incl. postage and handling ($36.00 for financial members)

Electronic (PDF file on CD):
$20.00 incl. postage and handling ($18.00 for financial members)

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The Caulfield Railway Disaster:
Carnage & Courage

Caulfield Railway DisasterAt 6.20 pm on 26 May 1926, two suburban trains collided at the Caulfield railway station in what was the first fatal accident on Melbourne’s electrified rail system and the single most devastating event to affect so many from the south-east. From Fitzroy to Frankston, the tragedy was felt in many homes.

For those associated with the disaster, they are worth remembering...

Written by Travis M. Sellers, The Caulfield Railway Disaster: Carnage & Courage is the third book in the Remembering Them series published by the Friends of Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Inc. The A5-sized book comprises 172 pages and 71,600 words with colour illustrations and an index of over 1,040 names. It is a rich source of genealogical information on those associated with the disaster including birth, death and marriage details as well as newspaper articles. The publication also includes the story of the tragedy. The book foreword is written by Andrew Lezala, CEO of Metro Trains Melbourne.

Download the index and see if your ancestor is included! [PDF-251KB]

Limited print run of just 110 copies, each book is individually numbered.

Paperback (A5 book in colour):
$40.00 incl. postage and handling ($36.00 for financial members)

Electronic (PDF file on CD):
$20.00 incl. postage and handling ($18.00 for financial members)

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The Murder Victims: Fate's Wicked Child

Murder VictimsWhether a student, shop owner or senior citizen, policeman, prostitute or prisoner, the victims of fate's wicked child came from all walks of life.  For all of the 29 murder victims buried at the Cheltenham cemeteries, their deaths were unnatural leaving family and friends to mourn their loss. And while time may heal their hearts, the pain never fades.  Behind every victim is a loved one worth remembering...

Written by Travis M. Sellers, The Murder Victims: Fate’s Wicked Child is the second book in the Remembering Them series published by the Friends of Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Inc. The A5-sized book comprises 200 pages and 94,000 words with colour illustrations and an index of over 630 names.  It includes birth and burial details, death notices, as well as extracts from newspaper articles, inquests and trial sentences.  The book foreword is written by Prof. Weston Bate, OAM author of The History of Brighton (1962).

Limited print run of just 110 copies, each book is individually numbered.

* Awarded a Commendation in the Victorian Community History Awards 2011 for
"Best Community Research, Register, Records" *

Victoria Community History Awards - Commendation

Paperback (A5 book in colour):
$40.00 incl. postage and handling ($36.00 for financial members)

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The Centenarians: Life's Quiet Sunset

Murder VictimsSociety's fascination with centenarians is enduring and buried in Melbourne's historic Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery (Charman Road) are 28 persons who reached the grand old age of 100...plus those who just missed out!  Written by Travis M. Sellers, The Centenarians: Life’s Quiet Sunset is the first book in the Remembering Them series published by the Friends of Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Inc.  For these hale and hearty centenarians, their longevity is worth remembering…

The A5-sized book comprises 172 pages in colour and 48,000 words with an index of over 800 names [PDF-341KB]. It is a rich source of genealogical information containing birth, death and marriage records, burial details, wedding notices, emigration and shipping records, death and obituary notices, probate records, census details, electoral rolls, military service records, newspaper articles and publications, as well as extracts from the Victorian Government and Police gazettes. The book foreword is written by Joan E. Hunt, FRHSV (Councillor, Royal Historical Society of Victoria Inc.) and Dr. Graham Whitehead (City Historian, City of Kingston).

Download the index and see if your ancestor is included! [PDF-341KB]

A limited second edition print run of just 35 copies, each book is individually numbered.

Paperback (A5 book in colour):
$35.00 incl. postage and handling ($32.00 for financial members).

Electronic (PDF file on CD):
$20.00 incl. postage and handling ($18.00 for financial members).

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