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Rose pruning workshops in July 10/07/2019

GMCT’s free rose pruning workshops will be held in Melbourne’s north, west and east. Locations are Fawkner Memorial Park, Lilydale Memorial Park and Altona Memorial Park. The dates and times are the same for each site: Tuesday 16 July from 10-11am and Thursday 18 July from 1-2pm.

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Planting trees for a resilient city 28/06/2019

GMCT was recently announced as an implementation partner for the ambitious Living Melbourne strategy developed with Resilient Melbourne and the Nature Conservancy for a greener, more liveable Melbourne.

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Police Association Victoria honours its founder 28/06/2019

GMCT hosted The Police Association Victoria this week as they gathered at Burwood Cemetery to commemorate Inspector Francis Heaney, a founding member of the association.

 

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A unique community partnership 28/06/2019

Northcote Cemetery is proving to be an exciting outdoor classroom for a group of young horticulturists-in-training with intellectual disabilities. 

Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre provides a range of pre-accredited courses, including horticulture, to adults within the further education sector. 

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Coburg Cemetery tree removal works 28/06/2019

GMCT has conducted an extensive audit of trees across the site and will be removing 40 declining cypress trees along the James Street boundary.

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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.