The Old Melbourne Cemetery


The Old Melbourne Cemetery allocated 1837 close to Flagstaff Hill and bounded by Queen, Franklin and Peel Streets and the now, non existent Fulton Street.

It closed 1917 and disinterments continued until 1922. There are still around 9000 people who remain in the site which are now covered by carpark and sheds of the Queen Victoria Market.

It was thought John Batman was about the 30th interment on 6th May 1839 and you can still see his memorial in the carpark today. The people of Melbourne raised the money for the memorial.