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Aerial view of Melbourne General Cemetery, looking north
|Size||43 hectares (110 acres)|
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The cemetery is notably the resting place of four Prime Ministers of Australia, more than any other necropolis within Australia. Former Prime Minister Harold Holt's headstone is a memorial as his remains have never been discovered.
The grounds feature several heritage buildings, many in bluestone, including a couple of chapels and a number of cast iron pavilions. The gatehouses are particularly notable.
Prime Ministers Garden
Five Prime Ministers of Australia are memorialised at Melbourne General Cemetery. Three are interred in the cemetery's 'Prime Ministers Garden': Sir Robert Menzies (including Dame Pattie Menzies), Sir John Gorton and Malcolm Fraser. Harold Holt's (including his wife Dame Zara Bate) is a memorial as his body was never recovered after he disappeared at sea. Dame Zara is buried at Sorrento Cemetery, the closest burial ground to where Holt disappeared.
State Premiers and Governors
There are eight Premiers of Victoria buried at Melbourne General Cemetery, more than any other necropolis around the state. Premiers George Elmslie, James Francis, Duncan Gillies, Richard Heales, William Nicholson, Sir John O'Shanassy, Sir James Patterson and James Service. Sir Robert Menzies served as Deputy Premier of Victoria between 1932 to 1934.
- The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust: administrators of the Melbourne General Cemetery
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