Rookwood Cemetery
Joint Committee of Necropolis Trustees
Hawthorne Avenue (Cnr. Field Avenue) Rookwood 2141
(02) 9746 8433
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 Anglican Cemetery, Hawthorne Ave North, Rookwood 2141  (02) 9746 2177 AH (02) 9746 8932
 Catholic Cemetery, Barnet Ave Rookwood 2141  (02) 9649 6423
 General Cemetery, Hawthorne Ave North, Rookwood 2141  (02) 9746 2177
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Rookwood Old Wesleyan/Methodist Cemetery East Street, Lidcombe
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Rookwood Old Presbyterian Cemetery, East Street, Lidcombe

 Independent Cemetery, Paton St, Rookwood  (02) 9749 1744
 Jewish Cemetery, Hawthorne Ave (cnr Dawson St), Rookwood  (02) 9746 5765
     Muslim Cemetery, 71 Wangee Rd, Lakemba 2195  (02) 9759 5949
 Rookwood Gardens Crematorium, Memorial Ave, Rookwood, 2141  (02) 9746 8945
 War Graves, Memorial Ave, Rookwood 2141  (02) 9746 5565
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Rookwood Old Wesleyan/Methodist CemeteryEast Street, Lidcombe

Rookwood Cemetery, while not the oldest Australian Cemetery, it is in fact the largest. It's three hundred hectares also makes it the largest in the southern Hemishere, with one the largest Victorian sections in the world. Established in 1867, it also houses artefacts including headstones from Sydneys earlier cemeteries. These early cemeteries being in poor or less than suitable locations, were overtaken by development. They include:

* The old burial ground in George Street (also known as the Town Hall Cemetery or Cathedral Close Cemetery);
* Devonshire Street Cemetery;
* Petersham Roman Catholic Cemetery; and
* Balmain Cemetery.

In it's 135 years of continual use, almost a million people have been interred within its boundaries. These interments are a cross section of our Australian community, with the representation of a diverse range of cultural groups. Funding is via these denominational trusts, no government funding is procured. Because of it length of operation many heritage factors, become involved. The heritage grounds, plants, headstones and monuments, let alone the genealogical information and the Australian social history.

The Friends of Rookwood have taken on the role as heritage caretakers of this Australian Treasure, in our place. Please support them in their role. Visit their website, just click the banner below.

The Friends of Rookwood Inc.
PO Box 66
NSW 1825.
Phone 02 9499 2415.




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