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Interesting Australian Cemeteries

Australian Cemeteries

Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney
Rookwood Cemetery NSW

Shandos from Travelnuity

Would you believe that there's a suburb of Sydney with nearly a million inhabitants? The only thing is, none of them are still alive, and the suburb is Rookwood, otherwise known as Rookwood Cemetery. Established in 1868, the cemetery holds two significant records, being both the largest Victorian-era cemetery still in operation and the largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere. It's also the last resting place of many famous Australians, with everyone from politicians to business founders to the writer of "Advance Australia Fair" buried there. An excellent opportunity to explore it for the first time is during the Hidden Sculpture Walk. Held every September to October amongst the overgrown gardens and graves of the old Anglican section, the sculptures vary from the contemplative to the colourful. 

Waverley Cemetery, Sydney
Waverley Cemetery NSW

Jolene and Andrzej from Wanderlust Storytellers

One of the world's more scenic cemeteries!The Waverley Cemetery is a state heritage listed cemetery, which has been in operation since 1877.You can find graves of famous Australians here; such as Henry Lawson. The expanse of the white marble in contrast against the blue of the ocean is totally stunning!I'd never seen a graveyard as beautiful as this one!

The Cemetery forms part of the popular Bondi to Bronte walk, in NSW, and for us, it was one of our favourite stops on the walk! A picture perfect location to be buried for sure!

Where: Close to Bronte Beach in NSW, Australia 

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