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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Nighttime Cemetery Walk in Benalla

Benalla Cemetery contains them all - The Good who sought to improve the life of others and the community; the Bad who used their power and influence for their own immoral purposes; and it contains the truly Ugly.

This is your opportunity to visit the graves and relive stories of all three groups.

Starting at dusk on Saturday 4 May, guides who have researched many of the cemetery’s stories will escort you from grave to interesting grave. As they move among the graves, they will relate the stories that they have discovered.

For example, a brutal killer lies in Benalla’s cemetery. Another murdered his workmate – by accident!? The cemetery also contains a woman who enlisted as a nurse after her brother died at Gallipoli as well as a man who used his influence to keep his sons safe during that same war and bullied others to enlist. What an ironic outcome there was to those two stories! Another posed as a respectable citizen and hid his long convict past. Another woman widowed in her first year of marriage by a horrible accident ran a quarantine hospital during the Influenza Epidemic. Then there was the man who received 5,787 votes from locals to be christened Benalla’s ugliest man in 1926.

We will have a portable speaker so you can hear all of the stories.

Event date

Event Details

Benalla Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Benalla, Victoria

5.30pm to 7.30pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 10
Prebooking requiredhttps://events.humanitix.com/host/good-bad-and-ugly
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Bring a torch.  The ground in the cemetery is uneven and is unsuitable at night for wheelchairs and for people who are unsteady on their feet.