Land for Warrnambool Cemetery was gazetted in June 1854, at which time trustees were appointed for the cemetery’s management.
Each of the original trustees represented one of the major Christian denominations. They were charged with the responsibility of laying out the cemetery, enclosing the land with a fence, erecting a suitable gate and setting out the rules and regulations for burials, the scale of fees, and maintaining a burial register.
The first burials recorded were as early as the 1850’s.
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