Belmont General Cemetery is a medium sized cemetery serving the Belmont and Swansea districts of Lake Macquarie. It is divided into Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, General, Presbyterian and Uniting Church portions. There are also several modern columbaria and a rock for the display of memorial plaques, all of which have been included in this cemetery list.
The monumental areas of the cemetery contain monuments dating from 1879. Situated in a coastal and coal mining district, the inscriptions record many deaths caused by mining accidents and drownings.
When surveyed, the grounds were in excellent condition, mown and well maintained by the Lake Macquarie City Council. The memorials were generally in good order and erect although a number had fallen and broken at some time. A few of these, as well as several temporary markers, were illegible and so unable to be deciphered.
We are grateful to Kevin Dee who visited the cemetery and made digital images of every visible inscription in late 2006. The list of inscriptions for this cemetery has been compiled from his images and with reference to the NSW indices of births, deaths and marriages and to the Australian War Memorial online military rolls for additional information.
The Belmont Cemetery is administered by the Lake Macquarie City Council. For further information contact Council at Box 1906, Hunter Reg Mail Ctr NSW 2310; phone: 02 4921 0333; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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