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Re: Melbourne Cemetery
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2008, 06:45:09 PM »
No I haven't

Did you see the cemetary in the movie Ghost Rider?

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Re: Melbourne Cemetery
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2008, 09:36:36 AM »
Yes we did it a few years ago and it was pretty good..
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Re: Melbourne Cemetery
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2009, 01:18:43 AM »
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~hdharris/cemetery.html

Run by Helen D. Harris OAM and Jan Davidson.
They have run tours of Melbourne Cemetery for over 15 years.
The have an extensive knowledge of the history of the Cemetery and the characters who rest there today.
Bookings Essential
Phone: (03) 9890 9288
or (03) 9872 5492.

Email: hdharris@ozemail.com.au
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Re: Melbourne Cemetery
« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2009, 10:09:07 AM »
I am going on the night tour tonight, will let you know how it goes.

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Re: Melbourne Cemetery
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2009, 04:40:55 PM »
This is one tour I would love to go on..

Have fun Julie.

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Re: Melbourne Cemetery
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2009, 09:22:56 PM »
I would also like to know how the tour is, sounds interesting.

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Re: Melbourne Cemetery
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2009, 11:40:11 PM »
It ended up being a different tour (Mum booked it) it was the Death in Melbourne tour run by the CAE.  I will post something tomorrow about it.

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Re: Melbourne Cemetery
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2009, 11:43:40 PM »
sounds good...

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Re: Melbourne Cemetery
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2009, 11:48:16 PM »
hmmm, sounds interesting! look forward to it :)

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Re: Melbourne Cemetery
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2009, 01:35:24 PM »
Don't they have ghost tours as well?

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Re: Melbourne Cemetery
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2009, 10:54:17 PM »
Did they tell you about MacGregor Greer?
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Re: Melbourne Cemetery
« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2009, 03:00:06 AM »
Waiting on a report Julie... lol ;) :)

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Re: Melbourne Cemetery
« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2009, 11:09:11 AM »
No, I don't remember that name.

We started off at the church at the corner of Batman and King.  It was the first church in Melbourne and was moved to that position from Collins Street.  The first burial service was held there for a young child that died.  He was later buried on Flagstaff Hill now part of Flagstaff Gardens. 

At the time the hill was considered a long way out of Melbourne.  8 people were buried on the hill before the decision was made to create a cemetery where Queen Victoria market carpark stands today.

While there is a monument commemorating the 8 graves, it is not know if the remains were moved.

The guide had photographs and sketches showing Melbourne in its early years and one in particular showed the entire brick wall around the old Melbourne Cemetery.  Only one wall stands today and it is part of the QVM, the back wall of the middle shops.

When the cemetery was full, the leaders decided to move it to Carlton, which was considered even further away.  This was partly because they wanted to expand the market next door, there were no supermarkets and it was where Melbourne bought their food and money was to be made.  Some headstones are now at Fawkner cemetary and some remains, but the rest are still under the carpark ashphalt today.

He gave us maps of the outlay of the cemetery as it was and he gave us each a piece of paper with a transcription of a tombstone and we were to find the location of grave in the carpark and then read out the epitaph to the group.  He felt it was a way of keeping the memory alive of the pioneers - as long as someone remembers/acknowledges them, they existed.

He took us to the area where the suicides and executed were buried and we talked about the two first execution victims in Melbourne, two freedom fighter aboriginals.

I had heard a bit of this history on the Haunted Melbourne Ghost Tour, but this was a lot more detailed.

I have a story to tell about the two executed freedom fighters, but I have a little bit more research I want to do.

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Re: Melbourne Cemetery
« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2009, 08:17:10 PM »
He tried to shoot his wife and her lover at the Exhibition Centre in Melbourne.
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Re: Melbourne Cemetery
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2010, 02:01:49 PM »
This is getting way off topic
but julie are you talking about Bob and Jack ?

somebody was asking about ballarat cemetery tours do a search for the eureka celebrations held in december each year you can usually get a daytime tour around the old cem then

 


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