Boolarra Public Cemetery Trust – June 2020

These are certainly interesting and challenging times. I can think of no more challenging and distressing time than losing a loved one during these circumstances. With restrictions initially of 10 people in attendance indoors and 20 outdoors, the love and strength family members provide would have been tested. The Boolarra Cemetery Trust extends its thoughts…

Boolarra Cemetery Trust – March 2020

Until the 1830s there were no official burial grounds in Victoria. Public cemeteries were established on Crown Land, with trustees appointed by the government. The Act for the Establishment and Management of Cemeteries in the Colony of Victoria was passed in 1854, forming the basis of cemetery administration as we know it today. Boolarra’s cemetery…

Boolarra Cemetery Trust – Sep. 2019

At the August AGM of the Cemetery Trust the following members were elected: President – Matt Gleeson Vice president – Ron Armstrong Secretary – Roz Carstairs Assistant Secretary – Michael Watt Finance Officer – Judy Webster Ground Secretary – Merilyn Williams Historical Secretary – Robern Lubawski Glenys Morgan, Bill Armstrong, Michael Gleeson. All members were…

Boolarra Cemetery Trust – Dec. 2011

New shrubs and trees have been planted to ‘fill the gaps’ due to losses from the strong winds and other natural causes and all are doing well after the heavy rains. The Trust has applied for grants from the Department of Health for a computer to assist with administrative tasks and for a grave cover. …

Boolarra Cemetery Trust – Sep. 2011

Due to the heavy winter rains, our water tank was soon filled to capacity, and the plants on the whole have flourished.  However, as in any garden, some did not make it, and others were damaged by the strong winds. Shortly we will be purchasing replacement plants for those lost, and will follow-up with working…

Boolarra Cemetery Trust – Dec. 2010

Well, it has been a long time in the planning and many, many hours of hard work by volunteers, but at last the Enviro Toilet is completed! And, as a very valuable bonus, a storage shed has been constructed adjacent to the new toilet. The Cemetery Trust members celebrated with an official opening on Saturday,…