Friday, 18 September 2015

Liverpool, Pioneers’ Memorial Park

Pioneers’ Memorial Park is located along the Hume Highway, between Campbell Street and Macquarie Street, in the south western suburb of Liverpool. This was originally the site of the cemetery of St Luke's Anglican Church. In 1970, the cemetery was converted into a rest park, featuring original headstones and a memorial wall. 

19 comments:

  1. Peaceful ... A nice way to remember where more people will see the stones!

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  2. Ah, yes! Peaceful it is indeed and I do agree with Sallie, a lovely way to remember and where more people will be able to see the stones! Great post for the day, Jim! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. The headstones almost look like a chess set, ready for action. Nicely captured.

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  4. The head stones are very nice. I agree with DrillerAA09's comment.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  5. I am so glad that the memorial component of the Rest Park was retained. The original headstones and, importantly, a memorial wall.

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  6. Oh my goodness! What brought you to my neck of the woods ;)

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  7. Jim, would you please explain "Rest Park."

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    1. Tom, rest parks are often created when most or all the graves are removed from a cemetery and headstones and monuments are collected and displayed for visitors. In other cases, a new park is created for all the important headstones and monuments to be kept and the old grave sites can be reused, after 99 years.

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  8. That's a different concept for a park...

    Diana
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  9. Welcome Jim!
    These look very interesting gravestones.
    You can see that they are well cared for.
    Greetings from the distant Polish:) *

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  10. I think it's a little funny to be taking the Sydney cemetery and turning it into a park. I mean, I don't want to be thinking about walking on top of the remains of people…

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