Our Publications

 Leaving their Mark

"Leaving Their Mark"  documents, through short biographies, the lives of some of the movers and shakers who were instrumental in the making of Marvellous Melbourne.  Many were involved in moulding Melbourne's identity.  In this book we honour their contribution and thank them for leaving their mark.  We also document famous/infamous -

  • Artists
  • Legal Eagles
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Ned Kelly Connections
  • Medicos

as well as 

  • Household Names
  • Untimely Ends

Copies of the second edition are now available.  We have reprinted with a slightly updated layout and a great new front cover.  

Copies of the book are available via:
  • The Boroondara (Kew) Cemetery office (during work hours)
  • Email to info@fobkc.org

Cost is $25.00 (add $15 for postage)

If you are interested in the history of Melbourne then you will find this book invaluable.

The Springthorpe Memorial

If you've visited the Kew Cemetery and wondered what the story was behind the Springthorpe Memorial, your questions can now be answered.  

Copies available from the Cemetery Office - cost $5:00. (Currently unavailable)

Self Guided Tours

The following self-guided tours of the cemetery are also available from the cemetery office for a gold coin donation.
  • Best of the Best
  • Famous Artists
  • Untimely Ends
  • Pioneers & Prominent Residents of Boroondara