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Finding your ancestors – where to begin? 30/01/2017

Delving into your family history can often uncover some intriguing stories. Genealogy enthusiast David Down from Friends of Coburg Cemetery has some pointers on how you can start researching and documenting your own family tree.

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Five tips for living with grief 30/01/2017

Have you ever wanted to help a grieving friend or loved one, but not known what to say? In partnership with the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, GMCT has developed a range of resources to help you find the right words of comfort for your loved ones. Here we share five important ways you can look after others - and yourself - in times of grief.  

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Joyce Chapel car park reopens 25/01/2017

The Joyce Chapel car park at Fawkner Memorial Park has reopened following tree works in the area.

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Summer safety at our cemeteries 09/01/2017

As we enjoy Melbourne's warm summer weather, please consider how you can ensure your safety when visiting our cemeteries.

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Living Legacy Forest finalists at Banksia Awards 03/01/2017

GMCT partner organisation Living Legacy Forest was recognised for its innovative and environmentally-friendly memorialisation technology at the 2016 Banksia Sustainability Awards.

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Wet weather update 29/12/2016

Significant rainfall on Thursday 29 December resulted in flooding occurring within the grounds of some GMCT cemeteries and memorial parks and storm water damage to some office and public facilities.

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Keilor gazebo community update 23/12/2016

The Keilor Cemetery gazebo in the open space adjacent to the Northern Lawn Beams and Monumental C areas is scheduled for removal. The gazebo has been assessed by GMCT and presents safety and structural concerns.

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Community leaders talk multiculturalism 20/12/2016

Melbourne's Hindu, Islamic, Roman Catholic and Buddhist leaders recently joined GMCT for a panel discussion on how cemeteries can meet the needs of our diverse communities.

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Holiday operating hours 19/12/2016

GMCT cemetery receptions will operate on a modified timetable throughout the holiday period.

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Tree removal at Fawkner Memorial Park 13/12/2016

Sugar gum trees adjacent to the Fawkner Memorial Park chapel complex are soon to be removed in the interest of public safety.