Monthly Rookwood History Tours with Bundy

Monthly Rookwood History Tours with Bundy

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All Souls Chapel

Hawthorne Avenue

Rookwood, NSW 2141

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Rookwood Cemetery Talks and Tours - Bundy Tours

About this event

Journey back in time through 150 years of history, with a tour of Rookwood Cemetery.

Rookwood Cemetery is recognised as the most historic working cemetery in Australia. Learn about Rookwood’s fascinating history, the story behind its development and evolution, and its significant link to our nation’s heritage – by attending one of our history tours.

The tour by Rookwood Cemetery's own Mark Bundy, is held on the last Friday of every month.

Duration: 2-3 hours

Essentials:

  • Booking a ticket
  • BYO vehicle
  • Comfortable Shoes

Tours include:

  • The footings of Mortuary Station No. 1: Discussing the story of the first railway line that transported the deceased from Sydney’s city to Rookwood
  • The Circle of Love: A beautiful area that honours children interred in unmarked graves within Rookwood during the late 19th Century, as well as children interred within the children’s lawn
  • Martyrs Memorial: A moving tribute to those who lost their lives in Holocaust
  • The Saint Athanasios Greek Church: Australia’s only Greek Church located within a cemetery
  • Chapel and Mausoleum of Eternal Rest: Rookwood’s newly refurbished mausoleum that boasts amazing views across the cemetery
  • The Cottage: The original office of the former Independent Trust
  • Notable gravesites: A visit to some the gravesites of some of some of Sydney's notables, including: John Fairfax, Bea Miles, The Gypsy Sterio Family
  • Fascinating facts: Describing how burial practices have changed throughout history
  • Captivating traditions: Outlining the different religious and cultural burial practices

What time does it start?

Arrive at the All Souls chapel at 9am and Bundy will lead the tour at 9.30am.

How much does it cost?

Free, this is a free tour but there will also be a donation box if you wish to donate to the community-based organisation Friends of Rookwood which consists of volunteers who are passionately interested in the restorations of the cemetery.

How often does Bundy do these tours?

Public tours are held the last Friday of every month.

Can I do a walking tour instead?

Walking tours are available upon request on different dates, however, you can see more of the cemetery if you have a vehicle.

Can I have a private tour for my group?

Yes, contact marketing@rookwoodcemetery.com.au if you have a group and would like to organise a different day.

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