Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Eltham Cemetery celebrates 150 years

The Eltham Cemetery was established in 1858 and is celebrating it's 150th anniversary this year. The site selected on Mount Pleasant Road at that time was on on high ground overlooking the village of Eltham.

The cemetery, set in natural bushland adjoining Montsalvat, is the resting place of Sir William Irvine, a former Premier and Chief justice of Victoria.

The cemetery contains a number of historic headstones and honours pioneers of the Eltham district including Thomas Sweeney and his family.

Local and family history researchers can search it's online database.

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