Tag Archives: Australian cemetery

Cemetery Travel in Australia

I had the honor of being a guest on Blueprint for Living on Australia’s ABC network last Friday.  We talked about what draws people to cemeteries, what they might find there, and why it’s worth going out of your way … Continue reading

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A Guide to the Melbourne General Cemetery

The Melbourne General Cemetery by Don Chambers My rating: 4 of 5 stars Every graveyard needs a book like this: a little history, a little architecture, a bit of gossip, and a self-guided walking tour or two. For the most … Continue reading

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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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