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“Interesting place to visit especially now with the Sculpture exhibition happening”
Review of Rookwood Cemetery

Rookwood Cemetery
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Lidcombe
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Rookwood cemetery is a really interesting place to visit at any time but particularly now when the Hidden sculpture walk is happening (until the 23rd October) There are so many interesting graves, some for the fact of who is buried within the grave, but also because of the beauty of lots of the stonework. There is a volunteer group called Friends of Rookwood who conduct regular tours and that is a worthwhile way of being shown the history of what is the largest cemetery in the southern hemisphere

Thank Jules0999
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Reputedly the largest cemetery in Southern Hemisphere, Rookwood traces the history of Sydney from the late 1860s to the current with interesting examples of burial sites, churches, crematoriums from all religious groups. It is well worth a visit and many prominent Sydney identities are buried at Rookwood. It is a high place and at times, has a lot of traffic. There is now a cafe near the Strathfield entrance and flower sellers. It is probably best accessed by car.

Thank marie1Sydney
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Huge cemetery but showing its age now.
It's a shame to see so many gravestones run down or neglected.
Some of the newer areas do look impressive.
Direction signposts are a bit confusing or offer limited information.

Thank Martin D
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is too big for cemetery in my mind. The have a too good Mausoleum at Catholic Lawn. Each part have their own religious building like Church, Mosque and Temple. Even the crematorium. Wow.

Thank Frans0809
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Rookwood is an amazing place. So much history is literally buried there. I have relatives buried in the Anglican & Catholic part of Rookwood & its amazing just reading some of the headstones - some that have lived a good long life some that have had a very short life.
There is a cafe call Reflection where you can stop & have a bite to eat & drink they also have flowers.

Thank Sharon K
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