Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney

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Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney
Crematorium - Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney-2007-02-16.jpg
Alternative names Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium
General information
Location Sydney, New South Wales
Address 199 Delhi Road, North Ryde NSW 2067
Coordinates 33°47′42″S 151°09′11″E / 33.795045°S 151.152922°E / -33.795045; 151.152922
Opened 1933

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.[1]

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.[2][1] Bloomfield designed both places with a view to an authentic "florentine" feel. The grounds feature Art Deco statues, Royal Doulton tiles,[3] classic iron work and other period features. The Memorial Gardens is a heritage listed site[4] and often features in historical tours of Sydney and the North Shore.[1]

The most notable interments include two Prime Ministers of Australia, Chris Watson and Joseph Cook and one Premier of New South Wales and later Governor-General of Australia, Sir William McKell.

In 2012 a new Function Centre was opened by the Governor of New South Wales, Professor Marie Bashir.[5]

Notable interments[edit]

The cremated remains of notable persons located at Northern Suburbs Crematorium include:

Notable cremations[edit]

Hutchence memorial in the North Terrace of the park.

Cremations of notable people at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium include:

Commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission are 64 Commonwealth service personnel who were cremated here during World War II.[10]


  1. ^ a b c Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium website; Retrieved 7 August 2013
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of Cremation, p. 70; Retrieved 7 August 2013
  3. ^ Source says "Royal Dalton" [sic], but this seems to be a spelling error.
  4. ^ "State Heritage Inventory: Northern Suburbs Crematorium and Memorial Gardens". Heritage Division, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d Sydney Morning Herald, "Crematorium opens doors to everlasting celebrations of life", 16 June 2012; Retrieved 7 August 2013
  6. ^ Lawrence, Bob (8 February 2015). "Doyen of Pacific journalism, Stuart Inder MBE, dies at 88". PNG Attitude. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c d e find-a-grave; Retrieved 7 August 2013
  8. ^ a b c [1] Burial Locations VC holders - New South Wales.
  9. ^ Burial Locations of VC holders - Golders Green Crematorium. The site does not yet list him under New South Wales.
  10. ^ CWGC Cemetery Report