• Date: 25/10/2011
  • Cemetery: Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery

Read the Moreland Leader article outlining some of the fascinating individuals that will be included in our Heritage Walk at Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery.

Moreland Leader (25 October, 2011). "Grave sights - tours of Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery".

Groups such as the Friends of Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery and Coburg Historical Society had been working hard to ensure the stories of those buried there live on.

The Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery self-guided tours will be available from next April.

Stories to be shared in the walk

Some of the fascinating individuals that will be included in our Heritage Walk at Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery are:

John "Snowy" Cutmore 

Sydney gangster John "Snowy" Cutmore is perhaps the most notorious figure buried at the cemetery.

A known armed robber and stand-over man, he is most famously known for his death in a gunfight with Leslie "Squizzy" Taylor in a Barkly St house in Carlton in 1927.

Anna Teresa Brennan

Anna Teresa Brennan made her mark on the right side of the law as the University of Melbourne's first female law graduate and the second woman to be admitted to the Bar in Victoria in 1911.

William Spence

One of the most fascinating people buried at Coburg is William Spence. William Spence was a Scottish immigrant with no formal schooling. He was a tea-totaller, who started his working life as a gold minor at the age of 14, and went on to found the Australian Workers Union in 1894.

The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust has released a list of more than 30 names of those buried at the Bell St cemetery that will be recognised in the tour from next April.

We hope to shed some light on the formation of the area when we launch self-guided tours at Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery next year.