F riends of Coburg Cemetery is a small band of people with a common interest in local history and the preservation, conservation and appreciation of Coburg Cemetery.
We came together in the middle of 2011, encouraged and supported by The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (The GMCT).
Our first project was the preparation of a selfguided heritage walk featuring the stories of thirty individuals buried in the Cemetery. To prepare these stories we researched, sourced images, followed family trees, heard anecdotes, connected with family members and descendants and collaborated with other community groups.
We plan to keep researching and will publish our findings in a variety of ways so that we can share the ‘buried treasures’ we uncover. We plan to hold events and working bees and work to protect and preserve the cemetery and its rich history.
Thank you for joining us on our exciting journey and please encourage others to join this new dynamic group.