Springvale Botanical Cemetery

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The Springvale Botanical Cemetery is the largest crematorium and memorial park in Victoria, Australia. It is located in Springvale, in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Until 2006, it operated as The Necropolis Springvale.

The Necropolis commenced operations in 1901. Between 1904 and 1952 it was served by its own railway station and line to transport coffins, passengers and staff to the cemetery.[1] The Trustees of the cemetery also administer Dandenong Cemetery, St Kilda Cemetery and Melbourne General Cemetery. The cemetery contains the war graves of 146 Commonwealth service personnel, nearly 50 from World War I and nearly 100 from World War II.[2] In 2007 Springvale conducted over 2000 burials and 6000 cremations.

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  1. ^ Springvale Cemetery Railway Mitchell, Frank Green Over Red - Box Hill, Vic. March, 1968 pp5-6
  2. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery Report.
  • Chambers, D (2001) City of the Dead: A History of The Necropolis, Springvale, Flemington Vic: Hyland House [ISBN 1-86447-020-8]

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Coordinates: 37°56′32.84″S 145°10′32.21″E / 37.9424556°S 145.1756139°E / -37.9424556; 145.1756139