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Scope of the Group
This group includes the records of individual cemeteries.
Public cemeteries have traditionally been governed by trustees appointed by the Governor-in-Council in accordance with the provisions of the various statutes concerning cemeteries. Municipal councils may be appointed trustees.
The trustees are responsible for the administration and maintenance of cemeteries, the making of regulations, the management of funds and the collection of fees and the registration of burials and cremations.
For records relating to central government administration of cemeteries see also VRG 39 Health, VRG 28 Public Works, VRG 18 Lands and VRG 26 Chief Secretary.
Location of Records
With one or two exceptions no cemetery records have been transferred to the Public Record Office.
See also List of Holdings 2nd edition, 1985, section 3.11.7 (Warringal records).