Keilor Historical Society Inc.1990
Highlights which exemplify the features of Keilor Region.

Keilor Cemetery , 1857

Photo left: Keilor Cemetery, Keilor 1857.
In October 1857 a notice in the Victorian Gazette advised of the appointment of trustees for the ground set apart at Keilor as a site for a general cemetery.
The first burial, however, had taken place in April 1856 when Ellen Blanche, the nine year old daughter of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Bonfield, was laid to rest.  From those early burial registers in which age was recorded, it is interest to compare mortality rate, to the age of the deceased.  From 1856 to 1890 the total number of deaths was 179.
Many members of Keilor's pioneer families are buried in the cemetery.  A large proportion of these early arrivals were from Ireland, Scotland and England.