Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium

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Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium
Grave of Billy and Dame Mary Hughes, 2017.jpg
Grave of Prime Minister Billy Hughes
Details
Established1922
Location
Corner Delhi and Plassey Roads, Macquarie Park, New South Wales
CountryAustralia
Coordinates33°47′26″S 151°08′22″E / 33.7904258°S 151.1395276°E / -33.7904258; 151.1395276
TypePublic
Owned byGovernment of New South Wales, NSW Department of Primary Industries
Size59 acres (240,000 m2)
WebsiteMacquarie Park Cemetery

Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium formerly Northern Suburbs General Cemetery is a cemetery and crematorium in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The park caters for all religious, ethnic and cultural requirements.[1]

History[edit]

Macquarie Park is owned by the Government of New South Wales, administered by the NSW Department of Primary Industries through a Board of Trustees currently chaired by Dr John Hewson. The cemetery and crematorium are managed by Northern Cemeteries, a not for profit organisation on Crown Land.[2]

The Board of Trustees were notably the plaintiffs in the landmark Northern Suburbs General Cemetery Reserve Trust v Commonwealth High Court of Australia case in 1993. With the introduction of the chapels and crematorium, the name of the park was changed in 2004 from Northern Suburbs General Cemetery to its current name.

List of internees[edit]

Macquarie Park and Crematorium caters for both burials and the interment of ashes. The most notable interments are Sir John Kerr, Governor General of Australia whom dismissed the Whitlam Government causing the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis; two former Prime Ministers of Australia, Billy Hughes and Bob Hawke as well as entertainers Johnny O'Keefe and Don Lane.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Macquarie Park". Northern Cemeteries. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Macquarie Park History". Northern Cemeteries. Retrieved 6 March 2017.