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Rookwood Anglican & General Cemetery, Sydney

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Contact: +61 2 9746 2177
Open Hours: Cemetery: sunrise to sunset. Tours: 10am-4pm first Sunday of the month, March-November; other tours upon application
Established in 1867, Rookwood Anglican & General Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in the world. It is also one of the best surviving examples of a Victorian garden cemetery. Over eighty different religious groups are represented here. Search out the graves of department store proprietor, David Jones, early feminist Louisa Lawson and David Scott Mitchell who endowed the Mitchell Library. The Friends of Rookwood Cemetery run guided tours including a General Heritage Walk, Ships and Shipwrecks, Bushrangers and Summer Twilight Tours.