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Melbourne Cemetery

Author : Andrew Wong
Date : Feb 2016

The Melbourne General Cemetery is also known as the Carlton Cemetery. There is a Chinese burial plot on the north east side of the cemetery, with Macpherson street on the north.
It is an area of 50m by 50m with about 110 graves, a neat layout in rows of 10 X 5, configured into an east and west wings. In the centre is a plague that reads ‘burial plot of early Chinese ancestor reconstructed 1972’
The engraving on the head stones read the names of the departed.
There is no other information. However unlike other early Chinese grave sites in Victoria, this is unusual in that they are uniform, well maintained and transcripts written in English.





Early Chinese migrants