Friday, 23 June 2017

Rookwood, cemetery

These old monuments, gravestones and family vaults are located in Rookwood Necropolis, in the western suburb of Rookwood. It is the largest multicultural cemetery in the southern hemisphere, covering an area of over 300 hectares. It has been operating since 1867 and it has been estimated that approximately one million people have been buried here.

17 comments:

  1. 1.000,000 people? Really? I think my paternal grandmother is buried there.

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    1. It's a huge place. Takes up the whole suburb.

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  2. Love the photo! It is hard to believe that a million people have made this their eternal resting ground. Amazing!

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  3. Having a multicultural cemetery is a great idea. I wandered around when my brother in law died in Sydney and was buried in Rookwood.

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  4. Wow, that is a lot of people. Must be a big cemetery. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Hello Jim!
    Your picture is perfect. I am delighted.
    Greetings from Poland.
    Lucja

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  6. This would be a treasure to walk around. But, perhaps challenging to find anyone specific!

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