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 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!
About the Author
Lisa Murray is the City Historian at the City of Sydney Council. With over 15 years' experience in public history, Lisa is passionate about making history accessible to the public. She wrote her doctoral thesis on the history of cemeteries in 19thcentury New South Wales and is a current member, and former Chair, of the National Trust (NSW)'s Cemeteries Conservation Committee. Lisa is also the award-winning author of Planning Histories and a regular contributor to debates around public history, including speaking at TEDxSydney 2013.
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st December 2016
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 16.0 x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.82