Agency VA 5236
Wunghnu Cemetery (Wunghnu Cemetery Trust 1879-1982; Numurkah Shire Council 1982-1994; Moira Shire Council 1994-2001)
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Date Range: 1879 - 2001
 
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The site for the Wunghnu Cemetery was temporarily reserved from sale by order of the executive council on 22 April 1879 (Government Gazette, 25 April 1879, No. 45, p. 928). The site was 6 acres and located south west of the township centre. The first trustees were appointed by the Commissioner of Crown Lands on 27 May 1879 (Government Gazette, 30 May 1879, No. 56, p. 1195).

This was the second site chosen for a cemetery in Wunghnu. Earlier, in 1876, another site (of 10 acres to the north of the Wunghnu township centre) was gazetted under the land parish name of Mundoona (Government Gazette, 30 June 1876, No. 45, p. 1223). This reserve was eventually revoked in 1888 (Government Gazette, 24 February 1888, No. 19, p. 614).

After the resignation of all members of the trust, the council of Numurkah II Shire (VA 2482) was appointed as trustees of the cemetery on 24 August 1982, from which time the cemetery came under shire council management.

Local government administration of the cemetery trust continued after Numurkah Council was amalgamated into Moira Shire (VA 3705) in 1994. Moira Shire administered the trust until 2001 when new trustees were appointed under a new amalgamated cemetery trust (VA 5234 Numurkah-Wunghnu Cemetery Trust) administering both Numurkah and Wunghnu cemeteries.

Cemeteries are controlled by a Trust appointed by the Governor-in-Council on the recommendation of the responsible Minister. Trustees are responsible for the administration and maintenance of cemeteries, the collection of fees and expenditure of revenue (for example: grants, subsidies received) the registration of burials and cremations, the making of rules and regulations and determining the scale of fees.
 
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? 1880 - ? 1950 Certificates of Right of Burial VPRS 18648 North Melbourne Open
1879 - 1982 Minute Books VPRS 18649 North Melbourne Open
1879 - cont Burial Register VPRS 18640 North Melbourne Closed
1885 - 1949 Order and Receipt Books VPRS 18642 North Melbourne Open
1905 - 1981 Burial Orders VPRS 18646 North Melbourne Open
1909 - 1982 Letter Books VPRS 18645 North Melbourne Open
1930 - 1981 Receipt Books VPRS 18647 North Melbourne Open
By 1890 - By 1986 Plans of Wunghnu Cemetery Plots VPRS 18650 North Melbourne Part Open
Circa 1880 - 2017 Plot Books VPRS 18644 North Melbourne Part Open
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1879 - 2001 Cemeteries VF 28
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