Monthly Archives: June 2017

Cemetery of the Week #154: Melbourne General Cemetery

Melbourne General Cemetery College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia Founded: 1852 Size: 106 acres (43 hectares) Number of interments: 300,000 Melbourne General Cemetery is the final resting place of Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister, authors, billiards players, and the Princess … Continue reading

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A Guide to Rookwood Necropolis

The Sleeping City: The Story Of Rookwood Necropolis by David A. Weston My rating: 3 of 5 stars It’s not easy to find books about Australian cemeteries in the US. This one is currently going for over $200 on Amazon, … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #153: Rookwood Necropolis

Rookwood Necropolis Hawthorne Avenue, Rookwood, New South Wales 2141, Australia Founded: 1867 Size: 777 acres Number of interments: more than 1 million In 1862, the government of New South Wales purchased 200 acres of the Hyde Park Estate, owned by … Continue reading

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Photo Guide to the Congressional Cemetery

Historic Congressional Cemetery by Rebecca Boggs Roberts My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow, this book made me want to visit this cemetery. I picked the book up in Washington DC, but didn’t get a chance to read it until … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #152: Congressional Cemetery

Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 Founded: 1790 Size: 35 acres Number of Interments: 67,000 burials and more than 14,000 stones Open: Daily from dawn to dusk. Free tours are available on Saturdays at 11 AM from … Continue reading

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