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'Dying to Know' Day 31/07/2018

Is there something about end of life planning that you’re ‘Dying to Know?’ August 8 is Dying to Know Day - a day to encourage community education, open conversation and being prepared when it comes to end of life care. 

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A homecoming at Fawkner 31/07/2018

GMCT staff recently met with a very special former resident at Fawkner Memorial Park. Dorothy Curry, almost 91, lived at the original cemetery lodge when she was a young child and now hopes to make it her final resting place. 

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Through a child's eyes 30/07/2018

GMCT recently received a heartfelt letter from 11-year-old Lily, sharing her wish to place flowers on graves as a sign that nobody is forgotten. Lily’s voice and insight is important as we plan the future of our cemeteries – for future generations.

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Mapping the future of our cemeteries 25/07/2018

In 2016 GMCT introduced a real game changer—the first Geographic Information System (GIS) for cemeteries in Victoria.

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Footprints in history 29/06/2018

GMCT cemeteries are rich in stories just waiting to be told. Footprints in history is a new GMCT publication profiling individuals interred at GMCT’s 19 cemeteries and memorial parks whose achievements, leadership and contributions to the community have shaped modern Australian society.

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Water outage at Fawkner Memorial Park 23/06/2018

Please note there will be a temporary water outage throughout the grounds of Fawkner Memorial Park on Saturday 23 June 2018. 

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Modified Altona office hours 23/06/2018

Please note the reception at Altona Memorial Park will be closed on Saturday 23 June due to construction works.

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GMCT mausoleum shortlisted for award 20/06/2018

The Atrium of Holy Angels mausoleum at Fawkner Memorial Park has been shortlisted for the prestigious Victorian Architecture Awards.

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Rose pruning workshops 03/07/2018

Your chance to learn rose pruning tips from the experts. GMCT will be hosting a free, up-close, hands-on demonstration by staff from our horticulture team.

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Preparedness for change 18/06/2018

We live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. This cultural diversity provides a significant opportunity for participants in Australia’s funeral and memorialisation industries to reimagine their service offerings said CEO of The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, Jacqui Weatherill.