When the Mt. Duneed Cemetery opened in 1864, the Mount Moriac Cemetery (1850) initially called Duneed, changed its name to Mount Moriac.
The earliest burial at Mt. Duneed was in 1864 for Charles Tylee. John Harkness was also buried that year after being killed on the main road when his vehicle overturned after striking a heap of road metal.
Many of the gravestones are by local monumental masons, including the work of Clements Nash, Nathaniel Brown, and Samuel Brain, and are of aesthetic merit.
Mount Duneed Deceased Search
A memorial plays an important part in the burial process. It creates a permanent record of the burial site, which becomes a place where memories can be revisited, emotions explored, as well as a place where future generations can visit in person or online.
Locally, the Geelong Cemeteries Trust manages the Mount Duneed and Grovedale cemeteries. You can search for a deceased person at those cemeteries through their website. https://www.gct.net.au/deceased-search/