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Melbourne General Cemetery

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Address: College Crescent, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
Phone: (03) 9349 3014

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It is usually deserted and can be socially distancing from the people in nearby parks. Some celebrities are here to show what will happen to all of us in the end. The cemetery opened in 1853 and is located south of Carlton and 2 kilometers north of Melbourne's Central Business District (CBD), covering an area of 43 hectares. Since the opening, about 1 million people have been buried, including four prime ministers (the grave is the gravestone of Prime Minister Harold Holt) and other places of great importance. Although you may not be the first place to visit, it is worth a visit if you are interested in history.

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  • platypus150
    platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia
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    A quiet walk

    It is usually very deserted here and one can have a socially distanced walk away from the crowds in the nearby parks. Some famous people are here, showing what happens to all of us eventually.

    Reviewed on /Date(1596897047000+0800)/
  • platypus150
    platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia
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    A philanthropist remembered

    A friend alerted me to Ascencio de Freitas who died in 1921 and is buried here. For much of his life he fed the poor from his restaurant in Bourke Street, after his paying customers had gone home. Th...

    Reviewed on /Date(1585661615000+0800)/
  • Lyndylou18
    Lyndylou18
    Augsburg, Germany
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    2 hour Night tour

    Enjoyed a wonderful evening tour with a fantastic guide called Stella (?). It was so informative and fascinating hearing the stories of many famous Victorians including prime ministers who are buried ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1572391249000+0800)/
  • Oldjack
    Oldjack
    Noosa Heads
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    A Resting Place With History

    The cemetery opened in 1853 and covers an area of 43 HA just south of Carlton some 2 KM north of Melbourne CBD. Some 1.0 Million people have been buried in the place since it opened including four Pri...

    Reviewed on /Date(1572029909000+0800)/
  • Creeping_Death_LA
    Creeping_Death_LA
    Los Angeles, California, USA
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    Beautiful gravestones

    I love walking around old cemeteries to see the beautiful carved stone work that we lack today. The decrepit run down tombs also add an eerie ambiance to these seldom visited sites.

    Reviewed on /Date(1537032558000+0800)/

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