Monday, 6 December 2010

St Leonards, Gore Hill Cemetery

Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery is located on the Pacific Highway, in the northern suburb of St Leonards. It was established in 1868 with 14,456 burials taking place until it ceased operating in 1974. It is now on the heritage register since it contains many monuments to early pioneers and the remnants of the older Devonshire Street Cemetery, close to the city, which was cleared in 1901 to allow for the development of Central railway station.


  1. Ah so that is where some of Devonshire went to. I knew they took some out to Lidcombe, but not where the rest went.

  2. Those palm trees. I always draw palm trees when I feel bored. Last Friday, i realise my New Zealand kids don't draw palm trees. i taught them to draw, and they went WOW!!! So easy.

  3. People always think it is kinky to walk around 19th century cemeteries reading headstones. But I think it is as fascinating a look at history as is sitting in a library reading a text-based account of history.

  4. fascinating places!

    Aloha from Waikiki

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  5. Hels, I agree. You can certainly learn a lot about history from the headstones and monuments in these places.

  6. Looks like a wonderfulplcae to visit. Fantastic picture.

    Beneath Thy Feet

  7. Golly two years since I left that last comment. I have learnt just so much about cemeteries around Sydney in that two years.

    This continues to be one of my favourites. Very Dickensian ...

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