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Selected tombstones from Melbourne General Cemetery. Many of these tombstones are visited on White Hat Tours' Guided Tour of Melbourne General Cemetery.

History

EXPLORERS:
Burke & Wills
John King

PRIME MINISTERS:  
James Scullin
Sir Robert Menzies
Harold Holt
John Gorton

GOVERNOR:
Charles Hotham

GOVERNOR GENERAL:
Sir Isaac Isaacs

DEATH BY MISADVENTURE:
Conrad Conzelman (motor accident)
John James Macgregor Greer (attempted murder and suicide)
Emily Mather (murdered)
James & William Bysouth (drowned)
Chandos Frederick Elliot (drowned)
Christopher Gee (died fighting fire)
Stephens family (shipwreck)
William Satchell (drowned)
George Pickering (bathing accident)
Edward Guthridge* (drowned)
William Lowe
Runting family (rail accident and shipwreck)
Frederick Balaam (rail accident)
Elizabeth Williams (rail accident)

SOCIAL ACHIEVERS:
Peter Lalor (Eureka Stockade)
Brettena Smyth* (suffragette)
Ebenezer James* (Naval chaplain)
James Galloway (8 hours movement)
James Stephens (8 hours movement)
Thomas Topping (8 hours movement)

UNION
Edward Grayndler (AWU)
John McNeill (AWU)

JUDGE:
Sir Redmond Barry

BUSINESS:
John Burnett (Dalgety & Co.)
William Ramsay (Kiwi shoe polish)
Sam Wynn (Wynnvale Wines)
John Templeton (National Mutual Life)
Fulvio Valmorbida (Mitchelton Wineries)
Louise Hanson-Dyer (L'Oiseau Lyre publishing and recordings)
Walter & Eliza Hall (business, philanthropy)
Thomas Swallow (Swallow & Ariell Biscuits)
Edward Wilson (The Argus)
Bert Hoof (Dalgety & Co)

SPORT:
Walter Lindrum (billiards)
Tom Corrigan (jockey)
Raymond Wilson (jockey)
Clarence Whistler (wrestler)
Pierce George (lacrosse?)
Charles Eastham (trainer)
Matthew Minchin(footballer)
Arthur George (boxer)
Bert Ironmonger (spin bowler)
Billy Midwinter (cricketer)

PILLARS OF SOCIETY:
William John Turner Clarke (Big Clarke)
Sir William John Clarke & Lady Janet Clarke

PREMIERS:
George Elmslie
James Service
Richard Heales
Sir James Brown Patterson
James Goodall Francis*
Duncan Gillies
Sir John O'Shanassy
James McPherson Grant*
William Champ (first Premier of Tasmania)

MAYORS:
Dr. Augustus Greeves
Sir Samuel Gillott
John T. Smith

CEMETERY CONNECTIONS:
W (Bill) Earl (grave digger)
George Atyeo (monumental mason)
Tobin Brothers (undertakers)

MUSICIANS & ENTERTAINERS:
Frederick Baker (Federici) (ghost of the Princess Theatre)
Elvis Presley (memorial)
William Head (circus performer)
Max Hodlau (entertainer)
William Saurin Lyster (opera entrepreneur)
Alice Maes (actress)
Florence Young (singer)
Eloise Juno* (actress)
Daniel Beaumont (choir master)

ARTIST:
S. T. Gill

ARTISANS:
William Stanford (stonemason and convict)

WRITERS:
Marcus Clarke
John Stanley James ('Julian Thomas' or 'The Vagabond')
Araluen Kendall

POLITICIANS:
Arthur Calwell
Herbert Cremean
Esmond Kiernan
Robert Ramsay

RELIGIOUS:
William Pascoe Crook
Rev. A. M. Ramsay
MacKillop family (Grandparents, brother & sister of Mary MacKillop)
Rev James Forbes
Rev. James Clow
Rev. John Ham

PIONEERS:
Derrimut (aboriginal 'native chief')
John Pascoe Fawkner (co-founder of Melbourne)
George Evans* (Sunbury & 'Emu Bottom')
Henry Hopwood (founder of Echuca)
William Ievers (Carlton)
Thomas Wilkinson (Brunswick)

INDUSTRIALISTS:
Michael Dawson
Thomas Fulton

EDUCATORS:
(Scotch College)
(first headmaster of Wesley College)
John Henry MacFarland (Ormond College)

MEDICAL:
William Gillbee (doctor)
James Beaney (doctor)
Sarah George (pharmacist)

SCIENCES:  
John Leadbeater
(taxidermist)
Alfred Hart (poultry expert)
John Macadam* (scientist)

SURVEYORS AND ARCHITECTS:
Robert Hoddle
Robert Russell

MILITARY:
Sir Robert Nickle
John Price and Colonel Tom Price
Ensign Vere Pennifather & Dr McAuley
James Dawson
Sproston brothers

POLICE:
William Wright
Edward P. Thompson

FIREMEN:
Archibald McDowall
Christopher Gee

A SOCIAL RECORD:
Lambert family
Rees family
The Sunshine Disaster
George Peck

OTHER:
Andrew Theodore Ball (football supporter)
Nicholas Fisher

William Robertson
(gripman)
 

 
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