Sunday, August 24, 2008

Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery

Today we ventured out to Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery after having a great yoga session and yummy brunch with friends (thanks Mary & Dan). We traveled ALL the way over to the North shore and found this little cemetery on the outskirts of the Garigal National Park

Taken from the official website:

Brief History
"The Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery occupies an area of 22 hectares (54 acres) of typical Hawkesbury Sandstone Bushland. On the 23rd January 1932, the Metropolitan Lands Department gazetted the site and officially dedicated it on the 8th October 1937 with the first burial taking place on the 24th April 1940. The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Most Reverend HWK Mowll, consecrated the Cemetery on the 20th February 1955.
Up to 1990 the Cemetery was known as The Frenchs Forest General Cemetery, the change to the present name being adopted to reflect the Bushland theme."

Most of the pictures will be up soon, but here is a small taster of some of the interesting things we found...

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