WHAT WE DO
We have documented every grave in the cemetery and helped to correct official records where necessary. Our photographs can be seen on the Australian Cemeteries Index website.
We have also assisted hundreds of people with their family history enquiries.
We have lobbied federal, state and local governments over cemetery-related issues with various levels of success. These issues include:the return of headstones excavated during the construction of the Busway
the installation of boom gates on the cemetery entrances
improved security surveillance of the cemetery
changing trespass by-laws
clamping down on illegal grave restorations
banning inappropriate commercial activities within the cemetery
Over the years we have cleaned out every section of the cemetery, although this work is never-ending and of course many sections revert to an untidy state over time.After the cemetery was flooded in January 2011 we organised two of the biggest community events ever seen in the place – the ‘Sister Suburb Sunday’ clean-up with Channel 7, and the ‘Great Graveyard Shift’ clean up. Both events attracted over 100 people. We continue to organise ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ events at the cemetery.
We have written a number of affordable booklets about the history of the cemetery and local area, which can be seen here.
We have run a number of cemetery tour events over the years, including the ‘Stories in Stone’ open days and the Moonlight Tours.