Image shows an elaborate Victorian era memorial, built in a neoclassical style with a series of Doric columns supporting the slanted roof over the grave. On the roof is a sign that reads 'Peace Evermore.'

Boroondara General Cemetery (Kew)

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Description

The inner eastern cemeteries of Boroondara, St Kilda and Brighton are outstanding examples of Victorian Garden Cemeteries, with picturesque curving paths, park-like settings, rest houses and loges. The cemeteries contain significant heritage structures recognised by Heritage Victorian and the National Trust of Australia (Victoria).

What's On

Explore the rich history of Boroondara General Cemetery (Kew). Friends of Boroondara General Cemetery (Kew) will conduct guided tours of this unique site and share stories about people who have contributed to our built environment and the unique role cemeteries have played within cities. 

This tour is part of the Deceased of the Built Environment series occurring across the Open House Melbourne July Weekend at Brighton General Cemetery, St Kilda Cemetery and Boroondara General Cemetery (Kew). Bookings are required for individual sessions.

Image: (1) Springthorpe Memorial. Photo: courtesy Boroondara General Cemetery (Kew).

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Tours run 11am + 2pm
Running for 60 minutes in groups of 20
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

Location

430 High Street, Kew VIC 3101

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