Diamond Creek Cemetery

 

Diamond Creek Cemetery

Diamond Creek Cemetery

This is the New Official Site of the Nillumbik Cemetery Trust.

Nillumbik Cemetery Trust

Diamond Creek Cemetery

Secretary Mr M J Dobson
Telephone (03) 9438 1695



Note: This is Not a Postal Address.
If you wish to write to us
Telephone (03) 9438 1695 for address.
  Roundabout Junction of Ryan's Road, Diamond Creek Road and Main Street
  Diamond Creek, Victoria 3089
  Australia

In 1867, 2 acres of land was set aside and trustees from 6 denominations appointed to oversee establishment of the Nillumbik Cemetery at Diamond Creek. It stands as a record of the pioneering families of the district and little has changed little since its foundation, although a fire early in the 20th century destroyed fences, gates and a small office. The powerful Methodists had the largest area and it is also believed to contain the graves of Aborigines and Chinese miners. The ornamental gateway was erected after the death of pioneer William Ellis in 1896 in accordance with his will, and the Latin inscription 'JANVA VITAE' translates as 'gate of life'.
This article is part of a series for the Nillumbik Cultural Bus Tour program at Eltham Library November 2013