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Mapping for the community 05/07/2017

What does it take to map a large public open space as complex and historically rich as a cemetery? GMCT mapping specialists Tina Bell and Karina Vitiritti are working with innovative new technologies to make it easier for our cemetery visitors to find the resting places of ancestors and notable gravesites.

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Free rose pruning workshops 09/07/2017

A free rose pruning workshop will be held at Fawkner Memorial Park on Sunday 9 July. GMCT’s outdoor senior supervisors will lead up-close, hands-on demonstrations of how best to care for your roses before spring sets in.

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Revisiting GMCT history 29/06/2017

GMCT recently presented the restored historic fountain at Williamstown Cemetery to a very special guest - a descendant of the fountain's original benefactor. 

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Excellent behaviour rewarded at local kindergarten 09/06/2017

GMCT trust member and community advisory committee chair Liz Beattie was pleased to present kindergarten children at Newport Gardens Early Years Learning Centre with a Certificate of Excellent Behaviour following the recent christening of the Williamstown fountain.

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Campbellfield Creek rehabilitation 31/05/2017

Campbellfield Creek which runs through Fawkner Memorial Park will be rehabilitated under a new partnership between GMCT and Melbourne Water. The project will improve the health of the creek environment, beautifying the area for our visitors, fostering biodiversity and creating a better habitat for wildlife, including native birds.   

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Williamstown Fountain christening celebrated 01/06/2017

A community celebration with costumed historic characters, a town crier and old-fashioned games was recently held to mark the christening of the restored historic fountain at Williamstown Cemetery.

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Williamstown Fountain colouring competition 25/05/2017

To celebrate tomorrow's christening of the restored Williamstown Cemetery fountain, GMCT is running a colouring competition for children under 12 years of age.

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Construction starts on new cemetery 19/05/2017

The construction of Melbourne’s newest cemetery began in Glenroy this week.

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Planning ahead with GMCT 26/04/2017

Plan ahead for your funeral or the funeral of a loved one before the end of this financial year.

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Bike tour at Fawkner Memorial Park 13/05/2017

Join GMCT and The Squeaky Wheel on 13 May 2017 to get fit, meet other members of your local community and explore some of the cemetery’s beautiful hidden places.