Mr Leo Billington - Chair of the Hazelwood Cemetery Trust - 21/2/2016
HAZELWOOD PUBLIC CEMETERY
Established in 1879, currently 4500 internments arranged in sections;
Religious Denominations, Children's Garden, Remembrance Garden, Non Denominational Monumental and Lawn sections.
Burial plots and Remembrance garden niches are purchased in perpetuity with no time limit or extra payments for extensions on sites.
Cemetery Avenue Hazelwood between the Hazelwood Power Station and the Hazelwood Pondage.Entry via SECURITY GATES on Cemetery Avenue.
From Morwell turn right off Monash Way towards the Hazelwood Power Station. Continue on Brodribb Road past the Power Station then turn right onto Cemetery Avenue. Proceed through security gates, turn right at the end of the road and enter via the granite Memorial Gates on Cemetery Avenue.
Hazelwood Cemetery Trust
Secretary: Mrs Gayle English
Phone: 03 51339183
Events & Announcements
Arriving soon thanks to the generous support by Latrobe City Community Grants funding four seating benches at a cost of almost $5000 for the comfort of visitors and relatives of loved ones at rest in Hazelwood Cemetery. We are very grateful for the continued of: Latrobe City, Bendigo Bank, Engie & Rotary whose sponsorships enables us to maintain the environment at Hazelwood Cemetery in its very pleasant condition.
THE LONE PINE
It has been a great privilege to be able to help several families recently with inquiries about loved relatives interred in the Hazelwood Cemetery. The most touching occasion being the return of a parent over 60 years after a new born child had died in the 1950s. We welcome such requests which may be sent to us via the email setup on our CONTACT page. we have recently completed updating our computer records and so should be able to respond speedily to any queries.
We are very pleased to announce with the digitalisation of our records since 1879 being undertaken by VIRTUAL ADMIN SUPPORT TEAM (Jodie Duckworth), it will soon be possible for members of the public to make search inquiries from our website over the internet. We will announce the arrival of this exciting facility as soon as it is available.
It is pleasing to announce that an extension to the Hazelwood Cemetery with almost 2000 burial sites has been drawn up. The extension known as K2 is to the south of the current cemetery. The area of land being generously provided by GDF Suez now known as ENGIE.
"Nothing was as bad as Lone Pine" - Lieutenant General Leslie Morshead. Lone Pine veteran. Commander of the Australian 9th Division, 'Rats' of Tobruk.
The Battle of Lone Pine took place between August 6 and 10 in 1915 during the eight month Allied Gallipoli Campaign. Known as Plateau 400 or Lone Pine at Gallipoli, the fortified ridge position was marked by a single pine tree at the top.
Sgt. Keith McDowell of the Australian 23rd. Battalion retrieved a cone from the actual Lone Pine tree’s blasted branches. Sgt. McDowell carried the cone for the rest of the war and on his return to Australia gave it to his aunt at Grassmere near Warrnambool in Victoria.
In June 1933 a tree propagated from the cone was planted at the Shrine of Remembrance in the Kings Domain in Melbourne. This iconic Lone Pine lasted for decades but was removed in 2012 after storm damage and failed health.
April 2016 – tree provided to Hazelwood Cemetery