Sunday, 9 October 2016

Rookwood, family vault

The John Paul Family Vault is a large monument in Rookwood Cemetery. The following information is from his obituary. Mr John Paul, who died in 1925 at his residence, Wolseley Road Point Piper, had reached the advanced age of 85. He started a business in Erskine Street in 1863 in the firm of Potts and Paul Ship Chandlers. Later, he founded the firm of Paul and Gray Ltd. in Sussex Street, and was the head of that firm until his retirement. He was associated with sea sports and sea life and was understood to be one of the oldest members of the Sydney branch of the League of Ancient Mariners. He leaves two sons, Dr. Norman Paul and Dr. Oscar Paul, both of whom practise in Macquarie Street.

26 comments:

  1. It looks like it's been in use for quite some time. Very dignified, I think.

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  2. That is an impressive vault full of classic style. I assume that the roof is made of copper hence its corroded green hue...

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  3. Creative shot of the vault which is very colorful ~ thanks.

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

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  4. An impressive structure, clearly designed to withstand the ravages of time.

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    1. Amy, the interment of John Paul to the family vault took place in 1925 and it looks like it was built in the art deco era so we could assume it was built then.

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  6. Very interesting tomb.
    Beautiful picture.
    Greetings.

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  7. The John Paul Family Vault monument is a beautiful monument. You information that you have given there is very interesting.

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  8. This vault looks like it never going anywhere! A solid final resting place.

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  9. These vaults always amaze me. I guess money is no object. We always wonder if there will be enough cash to have a Memorial meal. :)

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  10. While vaults are impressive, I wouldn't want to saddle my descendants with maintaining one for me.

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  11. Hello, it is an impressive vault. Happy Thursday, have a great day!

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  12. No one could miss this memorial! He certainly made a name for himself!

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  13. they are kind of neat and kind of odd, too. :)

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  14. He left his family very well off to have such a vault.

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  15. I like the little fence around the vault. Hope the ancient mariner is resting easy.

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