Historical information

The 31-acre (13 ha) cemetery site was reserved in 1855 and trustees were first appointed in 1858. A site plan was drawn up by Frederick Acheson, a civil engineer in the Public Lands Office, with the layout segregated by religious denomination, a common occurrence at the time. The first burial took place in 1859. The rules were gazetted rather than published as guidelines as the cemetery was constituted under and act of parliament.


Early publication about the Boroondara General Cemetery which, in addition to providing public guidelines, reflects the social and spiritual values of the period.

Physical description

Rules and regulations of the Boroondara General Cemetery. Published in by Sands & McDougall Ltd, Collins St. Gazetted 10th November, 1893. 24pp. The booklet includes a plan of the cemetery.