Sydney Cemeteries: A Field Guide

Sydney Cemeteries A Field Guide The ultimate handbook for exploring Sydney s cemeteries from crowded inner city plots to spacious burial grounds in semi rural spots Cemeteries are not simply places for the dead they are designed for

  • Title: Sydney Cemeteries: A Field Guide
  • Author: Lisa Murray
  • ISBN: 9781742234489
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • The ultimate handbook for exploring Sydney s cemeteries from crowded inner city plots to spacious burial grounds in semi rural spots Cemeteries are not simply places for the dead they are designed for the living Visiting cemeteries to admire the headstones and enjoy their park like spaces was once a Sydney tradition Sydney Cemeteries A field guide encapsulates theThe ultimate handbook for exploring Sydney s cemeteries from crowded inner city plots to spacious burial grounds in semi rural spots Cemeteries are not simply places for the dead they are designed for the living Visiting cemeteries to admire the headstones and enjoy their park like spaces was once a Sydney tradition Sydney Cemeteries A field guide encapsulates the history and heritage of Sydney s public cemeteries, pointing out what s unique or different about each one and listing notable and notorious burials It also lets you in on a few secrets, like how to decode monument styles and decipher symbols on headstones Whether your interests lie in history, genealogy, architectural design, birdwatching, heritage roses or just finding quiet picnic spots, Sydney Cemeteries has something for you

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    1. This is a lovely book. I was impressed that I was able to borrow it from my public library so soon after it was released. It is the kind of book one may need to own a copy of so that as each cemetery visit is planned, the details can be checked. The book covers every cemetery in Sydney. It is arranged geographically, with information about how long each cemetery operated, if they still accept burials, the address, hints about getting there (parking, boat etc). an overview of the history and styl [...]

    2. A really interesting reference book for those (like me) who think there is nothing better than traipsing through a historic cemetery on a sunny weekend afternoon.

    3. This is a fabulous, updated record of the resting places of our early settlers, pioneers and the now city and metropolitan Sydney community. A detailed and concise background of the early land allocations that were untouched and those relocated with the progress of the city areas. A great way to explore. if you love history, cultural, social or family history to get out and about and learn more with this wonderful book as your guide. Excellent references and famous burials listed.

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