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Historical Inner West Cemetary

This tranquil Church yard of St Stephens, Newtown is the last resting place of the early settlers... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sydney, Australia
Tranquility in the city

Evokes many questions and thoughts as you stroll around. Great to see the place being actively used... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Bruce M
Wellington, New Zealand
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189 Church Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This tranquil Church yard of St Stephens, Newtown is the last resting place of the early settlers of the city. The cemetery was founded in 1848 and was for twenty years the main general cemetery for Sydney, with the total number of burials being about...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gaistrouthos
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Evokes many questions and thoughts as you stroll around. Great to see the place being actively used and enjoyed by so many. Also nice to learn that it has strong support fr the local Friends group. Had a laugh at the beehives now sharing the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bruce M
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Worth a visit with graves from the mid-19th century, of famous colonial people and the memorial and remains of the wreck of the Dunbar. Also a Victorian Gothic revival church designed by Edmund Blackett. They have guided tours which are worth going on as more...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Antony S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

An interesting old cemetary, just off King st Newtown, so easy to access. Some beautiful and intriguing old graves, a peaceful and beautiful place to visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank michelletz
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting walking around the head stones. Be very easy to spend a few hours here. Some headstones are unreadable.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NeenyB210
Reviewed June 2, 2018

This cemetery is not original and was recreated when the park next was done. All the graves were moved to the current location and you can realise that all the graves moved were pre 1900. A favourite of the locals that you will find reading...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mje0250400
Reviewed April 22, 2018

In correction to the review above, this is the original site of Camperdown Cemetery opened in 1848. Originally the cemetery was 13 acres (it extended from Lennox St all the way down to Federation St. but in the mid-19th-century the Camperdown Memorial Rest Park was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Marcelle R
Reviewed December 26, 2017

Went on a guided tour recently and was blown away at the history of my local area. Karen Johnson the tour guide, was amazing and informed! Lots of interesting facts really brought to life my local area. I now see the streets I have called...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Soffiiy
Reviewed October 20, 2017

I love history This place is just full of it. Look listen, go on a guided tour, wonderful place right in the middle of hectic Sydney. A place of peace. A place of solitude.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank pflynn58
Reviewed October 1, 2017

A ramshackle cemetery with the most magical Moreton Bay Fig at the entrance. Visitors are welcome to wander daily during daylight hours for free. Lots of locals walk their dogs in here, just walk straight on through behind the church and find your way between...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank L5272
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