Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney
|Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney|
|Alternative names||Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium|
|Address||199 Delhi Road, North Ryde NSW 2067|
It was officially opened on 28 October 1933, and the first cremation took place on 30 October.
It was the second crematorium in New South Wales. It was designed by Frank I'Anson Bloomfield (1879-1949), who was cremated there, and also designed NSW's and Sydney's first crematorium at Rookwood Cemetery.
Bloomfield designed both places with a view to an authentic "florentine" feel. The grounds feature Art Deco statues, Royal Doulton tiles, classic iron work and other period features. The Memorial Gardens is a heritage listed site and often features in historical tours of Sydney and the North Shore.
Cremations or final resting places of notable people at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium include:
- Sid Barnes, cricketer
- Sir Thomas Bavin, Premier of New South Wales
- Captain George Cartwright, A.I.F., VC recipient, World War I
- Captain Frank Chaffey, Soldier and New South Wales politician
- V. Gordon Childe, archaeologist and philologist
- Charmian Clift, novelist
- Slim Dusty, country singer
- Air Commodore Sir Hughie Edwards, Royal Air Force VC recipient World War II and Governor of Western Australia - ashes buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
- Sergeant Arthur Evans, Lincolnshire Regiment VC recipient World War I - ashes buried Lytham St Annes, England
- May Gibbs, author
- Michael Hutchence, INXS lead singer
- Stuart Inder, journalist, editor, and specialist in Pacific Island affairs
- Alison Kerr, Lady Kerr, first wife of Sir John Kerr
- Banjo Paterson, poet
- Vic Richardson, lawnmower inventor
- Sir James Joynton Smith, Lord Mayor of Sydney
- Corporal Arthur Sullivan, A.I.F. VC recipient, Russian Civil War - previously cremated Golders Green Crematorium, London, ashes rest near Tree 267A, North section.
- E. J. Tait, theatre entrepreneur
- Chris Watson, Prime Minister of Australia
- Arkie Whiteley, actress
- Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium website; Retrieved 7 August 2013
- Encyclopedia of Cremation, p. 70; Retrieved 7 August 2013
- Source says "Royal Dalton" [sic], but this seems to be a spelling error.
- Sydney Morning Herald, "Crematorium opens doors to everlasting celebrations of life", 16 June 2012; Retrieved 7 August 2013
- find-a-grave; Retrieved 7 August 2013
-  Burial Locations VC holders - New South Wales.
- Lawrence, Bob (2015-02-08). "Doyen of Pacific journalism, Stuart Inder MBE, dies at 88". PNG Attitude. Retrieved 2015-03-01.
-  Burial Locations of VC holders - Golders Green Crematorium. The site does not yet list him under New South Wales.
-  CWGC Cemetery Report.