Monday, August 20, 2012

Taphophile Tragics # 35

These are the main gates to the Gore Hill Cemetery in the northern suburbs of Sydney. Originally dedicated in May 1868, the cemetery covers just under 6 hectares. The first known burial was in 1877, but there are monuments dated earlier than this that were transferred from the Devonshire Sandhills Cemetery when the land that cemetery occupied was reused as Central Station. Gore Hill Cemetery was closed to burials in 1974. The cemetery was declared an historic site in 1984, and is listed on the State Heritage Registry. There is a Memorial Wall that is still in use for the depositon of ashes.
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Welcome to the 35th week of Taphophile Tragics.

Your contribution is most welcome. Please ensure that you include some details of the cemetery in which you took your photographs, and link directly to your post, rather than simply to your blog in general. This week, Mr Linky opens at 9:30pm Monday, Sydney time (GMT+10), and closes at 9:30pm on the Friday. When you can, please visit the other contributing bloggers to show your appreciation of their endeavours. Due to time zone variations and overcrowded schedules, some contributions are made later than Tuesday/Wednesday. As per usual, we are working with the Linky with thumbnails, and displaying the oldest entry first, with no randomising.

11 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

Solid, impressive old gates. Interesting tone contrasts between the reddish pillars and the green of the gates!
Can't seem to link up today! I keep getting the message "Server Error: Resource can't be found". I'll try again tonight when I get home from work!

Gemma Wiseman said...

And now it has appeared??? OK! Mysteries of the internet!

NixBlog said...

Monumental!

Thanks for hosting, Julie.

VioletSky said...

I almost missed the name on the stone - it is very small!

Julie said...

Australians tend toward the self-effacing, Sanna.

Nicola Carpenter said...

Beautuful weathering on the gates!

Beneath Thy Feet

Joan Elizabeth said...

I know this cemetery well having worked opposite it for years and years. The funny thing is that it took me years to realise there was a cemetery there -- it is hidden behind trees and overgrown shrubs -- and when I first worked there I drove.

Julie said...

Royal North Shore by any chance ... or Johnson & Johnson ... ??

Halcyon said...

I love old cemeteries. :)

CaT said...

oh oh. i was indecisive, and just did something easy... time for bed! :)

marbletowns said...

Fascinating! I just discovered you, and look forward to participating soon. :)