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Historic headstones to be reinstated at Coburg 28/05/2019

GMCT will be reinstating approximately 300 headstones to their original sites at Coburg Cemetery as part of a project to preserve the legacy of those interred at the historic cemetery.

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GMCT hosts international guests 28/05/2019

GMCT hosted 50 international visitors this month as part of the Asia Cemetery Funeral Expo and Conference tour.

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Farewell to our CEO 22/05/2019

Jacqui Weatherill has resigned as CEO of The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust effective from 28 June to take up the CEO role at Stonnington City Council in Melbourne’s inner south east. 

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Anzacs remembered 30/04/2019

Anzac Day at GMCT was a chance to honour the thousands of Australians and New Zealanders who served and died during World War I, and all others past and present who have served their country. An initiative of Friends of Williamstown Cemetery saw flags placed hundreds of graves of local service men and women.

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Finding your ancestors 30/04/2019

Are you searching for information about a loved one or ancestor interred or cremated at a GMCT cemetery? Historian and trust member Dr Jan Penney has shared some tips to get started – including some helpful places you may not have thought to look.

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Chapel upgrades at Fawkner and Altona 17/04/2019

GMCT’s chapel AV facilities will be upgraded in May 2019 as part of our commitment to an improved service offering for families and funeral directors.

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Explore Coburg's history 19/04/2019

Friends of Coburg Cemetery is a volunteer-run friends group delivering walking tours and other educational events.

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Easter office hours 15/04/2019

Our cemetery receptions will operate with modified public holiday hours over the Easter period.

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Truganina Cemetery planned burn-off 10/04/2019

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will be conducting fire prevention works at Truganina Cemetery, Woods Road.

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Heritage celebrated at Williamstown 26/03/2019

Join Friends of Williamstown Cemetery for upcoming activities celebrating the historical significance of Williamstown Cemetery and the legacy of those interred there.