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    1. [AUSTRALIA-CEMETERIES] MELBOURNE CEMETERY (Old)
    2. David Weatherill
    3. Good Morning; I have been revisiting my cemetery files on the original Melbourne Cemetery, now under the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne. It was established in circa 1837 and in 1838 Bishop Broughton concentrated the Church of England portion. The cemetery in it years of operation consisted of burial area for the following groups; Society of friends, Jewish, Aboriginals, Presbyterian, Wesleyan, Roman Catholics, Independents and Episcopalians. The cemetery closed in 1922. It is believed the last burial in the cemetery took place in 1917. After its closing a number of headstones were removed from the cemetery and relocated in the Fawkner Cemetery in the "Pioneer Section". In 1854 the current Melbourne General Cemetery came into operation. Not all remains of burials within the cemetery were removed. It is estimated several hundred still remain under the Queen Victoria Market. One of the problems that remain is just who and how many burials there were in the cemetery. The records for the Jewish Section seem to be complete and a list of these is located in the old archived file of the cemetery. Marjorie Morgan produced an excellent publication on "the Old Melbourne Cemetery" in 1982 that listed known burials at the time in the cemetery but it is not complete. I have quite a large file on the history of the cemetery from the archived cemetery records held by the old Dept of Health. If any list member could assist with information on any known burials in the cemetery it would be appreciated. Or any information on the cemetery from family history records, it would be a great help. Regards, David

    06/29/2019 06:41:56
    1. [AUSTRALIA-CEMETERIES] Re: MELBOURNE CEMETERY (Old)
    2. Di Christensen
    3. I have just come across this reference "Old Pioneers Memorial History of Melbourne Revisited Written by Isaac Selby Hopefully you can google and find this very long document of 402 pages Came across it by accident Di Christensen Sent from my iPhone > On 30 Jun 2019, at 10:41 am, David Weatherill <djweath@bigpond.net.au> wrote: > > Good Morning; > > > > I have been revisiting my cemetery files on the original Melbourne Cemetery, > now under the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne. It was established in > circa 1837 and in 1838 Bishop Broughton concentrated the Church of England > portion. > > > > The cemetery in it years of operation consisted of burial area for the > following groups; Society of friends, Jewish, Aboriginals, Presbyterian, > Wesleyan, Roman Catholics, Independents and Episcopalians. The cemetery > closed in 1922. It is believed the last burial in the cemetery took place in > 1917. > > > > After its closing a number of headstones were removed from the cemetery and > relocated in the Fawkner Cemetery in the "Pioneer Section". > > > > In 1854 the current Melbourne General Cemetery came into operation. > > > > Not all remains of burials within the cemetery were removed. It is estimated > several hundred still remain under the Queen Victoria Market. > > > > One of the problems that remain is just who and how many burials there were > in the cemetery. The records for the Jewish Section seem to be complete and > a list of these is located in the old archived file of the cemetery. > > > > Marjorie Morgan produced an excellent publication on "the Old Melbourne > Cemetery" in 1982 that listed known burials at the time in the cemetery but > it is not complete. > > > > I have quite a large file on the history of the cemetery from the archived > cemetery records held by the old Dept of Health. > > > > If any list member could assist with information on any known burials in the > cemetery it would be appreciated. Or any information on the cemetery from > family history records, it would be a great help. > > > > Regards, > > > > David > > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/australia-cemeteries@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    06/29/2019 09:47:21
    1. [AUSTRALIA-CEMETERIES] Re: MELBOURNE CEMETERY (Old)
    2. David Weatherill
    3. Thanks Di; I do know of it. Both Selby and G P Townsend wrote similar books. I have read the Townsend one at the GSV. Selby was a very interesting person as he fought to save the cemetery. David -----Original Message----- From: Di Christensen [mailto:fauna6@gmail.com] Sent: Sunday, 30 June 2019 1:47 PM To: australia-cemeteries@rootsweb.com Subject: [AUSTRALIA-CEMETERIES] Re: MELBOURNE CEMETERY (Old) I have just come across this reference "Old Pioneers Memorial History of Melbourne Revisited Written by Isaac Selby Hopefully you can google and find this very long document of 402 pages Came across it by accident Di Christensen Sent from my iPhone > On 30 Jun 2019, at 10:41 am, David Weatherill <djweath@bigpond.net.au> wrote: > > Good Morning; > > > > I have been revisiting my cemetery files on the original Melbourne Cemetery, > now under the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne. It was established in > circa 1837 and in 1838 Bishop Broughton concentrated the Church of England > portion. > > > > The cemetery in it years of operation consisted of burial area for the > following groups; Society of friends, Jewish, Aboriginals, Presbyterian, > Wesleyan, Roman Catholics, Independents and Episcopalians. The cemetery > closed in 1922. It is believed the last burial in the cemetery took place in > 1917. > > > > After its closing a number of headstones were removed from the cemetery and > relocated in the Fawkner Cemetery in the "Pioneer Section". > > > > In 1854 the current Melbourne General Cemetery came into operation. > > > > Not all remains of burials within the cemetery were removed. It is estimated > several hundred still remain under the Queen Victoria Market. > > > > One of the problems that remain is just who and how many burials there were > in the cemetery. The records for the Jewish Section seem to be complete and > a list of these is located in the old archived file of the cemetery. > > > > Marjorie Morgan produced an excellent publication on "the Old Melbourne > Cemetery" in 1982 that listed known burials at the time in the cemetery but > it is not complete. > > > > I have quite a large file on the history of the cemetery from the archived > cemetery records held by the old Dept of Health. > > > > If any list member could assist with information on any known burials in the > cemetery it would be appreciated. Or any information on the cemetery from > family history records, it would be a great help. > > > > Regards, > > > > David > > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/australia-cemeteries@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/australia-cemeteries@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    06/29/2019 10:23:04