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Online mapping update 14/09/2018

GMCT's online GIS mapping function has been updated to help you pinpoint locations during your visit. 

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Sharing Williamstown's legacy 31/08/2018

A successful volunteer-run group is working to share the rich history and heritage of Williamstown Cemetery, bringing the community together and drawing people back to their local cemetery in the process.

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Join our Community Voice Panel 31/08/2018

Would you like to have a say on matters relating to your local cemetery? Join GMCT’s new online Community Voice Panel to help shape the future of cemeteries and memorialisation in your community.

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Northcote records unearthed 31/08/2018

New information available online provides insight into those interred at Northcote Cemetery – a quaint cemetery in Melbourne’s northern suburbs which closed 110 years ago.

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Smoke hazard at Footscray Cemetery 30/08/2018

Please note Footscray Cemetery is inside the exclusion zone around this morning's factory fire in Tottenham in Melbourne's west.  

 

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Success for GMCT’s funeral director portal 30/08/2018

New data shows that a growing number of ‘cremation only ’ bookings that GMCT receives from funeral directors are now made online.

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'Dying to Know' Day 31/07/2018

Is there something about end of life planning that you’re ‘Dying to Know?’ August 8 is Dying to Know Day - a day to encourage community education, open conversation and being prepared when it comes to end of life care. 

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A homecoming at Fawkner 31/07/2018

GMCT staff recently met with a very special former resident at Fawkner Memorial Park. Dorothy Curry, almost 91, lived at the original cemetery lodge when she was a young child and now hopes to make it her final resting place. 

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Through a child's eyes 30/07/2018

GMCT recently received a heartfelt letter from 11-year-old Lily, sharing her wish to place flowers on graves as a sign that nobody is forgotten. Lily’s voice and insight is important as we plan the future of our cemeteries – for future generations.

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Mapping the future of our cemeteries 25/07/2018

In 2016 GMCT introduced a real game changer—the first Geographic Information System (GIS) for cemeteries in Victoria.