Gore Hill Cemetery

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Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery
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General view of the cemetery
Details
Established 1868- closed 1974
Location St. Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales
Country Australia
Coordinates 33°49′23″S 151°11′18″E / 33.8230°S 151.1884°E / -33.8230; 151.1884Coordinates: 33°49′23″S 151°11′18″E / 33.8230°S 151.1884°E / -33.8230; 151.1884
Size 5.07 hectares (12.5 acres)

Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery is located in the northern Sydney suburb of St Leonards in New South Wales, Australia, and is one of the oldest and largest remaining cemeteries in metropolitan Sydney. It was established on 19 May 1868 by the New South Wales politician William Tunks. The first body was interred in 1877, and until its closure in 1974, 14,456 burials took place. Most burials took place between 1900 and 1930.

History and background[edit]

Several local councils administered the cemetery until 1875, when trustees from various denominations of churches took over the role.

Scattered throughout the cemetery are the remains of a number of deceased persons initially buried in the Devonshire Street Cemetery. The remains were transferred before the redevelopment of Devonshire Street Cemetery in 1901.

There are 17 war graves of Commonwealth service personnel of World War I, registered and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.[1]

By the 1950s burials had decreased, and in 1974 the cemetery ceased operating. To signify its closure and change of status from a working to a memorial cemetery, it was renamed the Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery.[2]

Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery had been administered by the Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery Trust until 29 June 2012 when the Northern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust took over the administration.[3]

Notable internees[edit]

Hordern family grave in the Church of England Section.

Notable internees also include several members of the Hordern family.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery Report.
  2. ^ Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery Act 1986 - AustLII
  3. ^ Northern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust
  4. ^ Sitbain, Nancy de S. P. (2004). "CHAMBERS, George Alexander (1877-1963)". Australian Dictionary of Evangelical Biography. Evangelical History Association of Australia. 
  5. ^ "EX-ALD. GLOVER'S CIVIC SERVICE.". Evening News (15,977). New South Wales, Australia. 28 August 1918. p. 2. Retrieved 9 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  6. ^ "Family Notices". The Sydney Morning Herald (25,162). New South Wales, Australia. 28 August 1918. p. 9. Retrieved 9 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  7. ^ "DEATH OF MR. J. C. MAYNARD.". The Sydney Morning Herald (21,460). New South Wales, Australia. 30 October 1906. p. 6. Retrieved 11 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  8. ^ "John Charles Maynard". Monuments Australia. 
  9. ^ "DEATH OF JUDGE MURRAY.". The Sydney Morning Herald (26,525). New South Wales, Australia. 10 January 1923. p. 12. Retrieved 10 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  10. ^ "MR. F. G. SARGOOD.". The Sydney Morning Herald (29,592). New South Wales, Australia. 7 November 1932. p. 11. Retrieved 9 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  11. ^ Peter Reynolds, 'Vernon, Hugh Venables (1877–1935)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/vernon-hugh-venables-9270/text15667, published first in hardcopy 1990, accessed online 2 August 2016.
  12. ^ "MR. H. D. WOOD.". The Sydney Morning Herald (31,068). New South Wales, Australia. 30 July 1937. p. 12. Retrieved 2 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia.