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Rookwood Cemetary, Sydney: 7 reviews and 19 photos

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Rookwood Necropolis, at 283 hectares (700 acres), is one of the largest burial grounds in the world and one of Australia’s oldest cemeteries. It has been in continual use since it was established in 1868 and over 800,000 people have been interred within the grounds. The headstones and monuments reflect the history of the colony Of New South Wales and the development of the city of Sydney. The heritage values of the cemetery are protected by an act of Parliament.
The word Necropolis is derived from Greek roots Nekros, meaning dead body and polis, meaning City, , hence City of the Dead — another word for cemetery.
There's such a diverse range of things architectural and natural to see you could comfortably (well, maybe not too comfortable on a summer's day) spend several hours wandering around and, literally, get lost.

Address: Hawthorne Ave, Rookwood, NSW 2141 PO Box 4, Lidcombe, NSW 1825
Phone: 02 9746 2177

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  • Updated Aug 9, 2006
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