Walhalla Public Cemetery
On the Sunday at Walhalla, while some were down the Long Tunnel Mine and others rode the tourist train or explored town, several explored the local cemetery “recognised as one of the most unique in Victoria”. There are over 1,300 known burials the earliest recorded being in 1866. The cemetery hugs the side of the mountain with many graves in terraces overlooking the picturesque valley.
Below is a photographic essay of the Walhalla Public Cemetery taken by various members of Devotion (thanks Borris!)
You can click on pictures on this page for a closer view
Above, one of Masonic Graves at Walhalla Public Cemetery Victoria Australia
Another of the Masonic Graves in Walhalla Cemetery. Marked with a the Square and Compasses, is the resting place of Brother Robert Sanders 1919-1979.
The grave of Henry Dendy 1800-1881.
Henry Dendy did indeed found Brighton, the desirable seaside suburb of Melbourne. He was also associated with J B Were.
Dendy has his own Wikipedia page, an entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography and further detail can easily be found via a Google Search. He fell on hard times when a depression hit in 1883, and later became impoverished, but still figures large in Melbourne's history.
Growing old, Henry lived with his son, who drove the engine at the Long Tunnel gold-mine, Walhalla. Impoverished, Dendy senior asked the friend who had built Brighton Park for materials to do up an old hut in the bush.
On 11 February 1881 Dendy died at Walhalla, where he was buried. An epitaph might be the comment of his former servant John Booker: 'a good, honourable, kind master, but no businessman'.