Celebrating Australian Women’s History Month

Celebrating Australian Women’s History Month Women’s History Month is commemorated during the month of March, as the nation recognises the meaningful and diverse impact women have made throughout history. To celebrate, Geelong Cemeteries Trust has showcased prominent women who are at rest in our cemeteries, highlighting their contribution to history.  Read on to explore the […]

Green Funerals

Green Funerals Did you know the Geelong Cemeteries Trust offer the option of Green Funerals? All burials and cremations have an impact on the environment and choosing Green or Greener Funerals will reduce this impact. The Geelong Cemeteries Trust commissioned a study in 2019 to compare greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for cremations and burials, comparing […]

Funerary Symbolism at Geelong Cemeteries Trust

Funerary Symbolism at Geelong Cemeteries Trust You may have noticed special symbols and motifs found on headstones across cemeteries. Ever wondered what they mean? The monuments belong to different religions, ethnicities, professions and associations from our ancestors. Read on to explore some of the funerary symbolism found in the cemeteries of Geelong Cemeteries Trust. The Angel symbolises the […]