Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney
|Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney|
|Alternative names||Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium|
|Location||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Address||199 Delhi Road, North Ryde NSW 2067|
The Northern Suburbs Crematorium, officially Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, is a crematorium affiliated with Protestantism located in North Ryde, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. It was officially opened on 28 October 1933, and the first cremation took place on 30 October.
Northern Suburbs Crematorium 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.
The cremated remains of notable persons located at Northern Suburbs Crematorium include:
- Jack Baddeley, 2nd Deputy Premier of New South Wales
- Sir Garfield Barwick, 7th Chief Justice of Australia and politician
- Harry Scott Bennett, radical
- Sir Nigel Bowen, Australian Attorney-General, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia
- Sir Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia
- Dame Mary Cook, Spouse of the Prime Minister of Australia
- Sir Talbot Duckmanton, Former General Manager of Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
- Pat Hills, 6th Deputy Premier of New South Wales and 69th Lord Mayor of Sydney
- Sir Samuel Hordern, Businessman and namesake of the Hordern Pavilion
- Stuart Inder, Journalist
- Frederick Kneeshaw, Politician
- Sir William McKell, 12th Governor General of Australia and 27th Premier of New South Wales
- Sir Bill Northam, Australian Olympic yachtsman and businessman
- Lt. Gen. Sir John Northcott, 30th Governor of New South Wales
- Lady Jean Page, second wife of Prime Minister Sir Earle Page
- Banjo Paterson, Poet
- Sir William Pettingell, Businessman
- Maj. Gen Sir Charles Rosenthal, Soldier and politician
- Sir Percy Spender, Politician
- Sir Vernon Treatt, 17th Leader of the Opposition of New South Wales
- Sir Gordon Wallace, 1st President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal
- Sir Edward Warren, Politician
- Chris Watson, 3rd Prime Minister of Australia
- Reginald Weaver, 16th Leader of the Opposition of New South Wales
- Lt. Gen. Sir Eric Woodward, 31st Governor of New South Wales
- Sir William Yeo, Soldier
Cremations 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
- 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
- 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.
- "State Heritage Inventory: Northern Suburbs Crematorium and Memorial Gardens". www.environment.nsw.gov.au. Heritage Division, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
- Sydney Morning Herald, "Crematorium opens doors to everlasting celebrations of life", 16 June 2012; Retrieved 7 August 2013
- Lawrence, Bob (8 February 2015). "Doyen of Pacific journalism, Stuart Inder MBE, dies at 88". PNG Attitude. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
- find-a-grave; Retrieved 7 August 2013
-  Burial Locations VC holders - New South Wales.
- Burial Locations of VC holders - Golders Green Crematorium. The site does not yet list him under New South Wales.
- CWGC Cemetery Report