Camperdown Cemetery

Camperdown Cemetery, Newtown

Camperdown Cemetery
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Neighborhood: Newtown
A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theaters to the neighborhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighborhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
How to get there
  • Newtown • 5 min walk
  • Macdonaldtown • 8 min walk
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Antony S
Bangkok, Thailand25 contributions
Friends
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 detail is given. Unfortunately many graves have been vandalised over the century and a half, but still worth visiting if you're in the neighbourhood.
Written November 6, 2018
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Harry P
Ironbridge Gorge, United Kingdom77 contributions
It provides an insight to the history of the growth of the City/Australia. It is reasonably tidy but is beginning to deteriorate by not being properly treated. We had and evening of a jazz concert in the church yard, two hours of entertainment well attended 1800/2000hrs.
Written October 27, 2019
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1967-lady
Sydney, Australia37 contributions
Couples
Hidden off the main drag of King Street, this historic cemetery is well worth a stroll. The paths aren't well kept, so watch your step. But you'll want to take your time reading the headstones anyway. Afterwards, head a little further down Church Street to the beautiful park. It was once part of the cemetery too, but is now a lovely open space perfect for picnics.
Written April 13, 2019
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Alys-Schatzi
Melbourne, Australia901 contributions
Solo
A highlight here is the graves of some of the people who drowned in 1857 when a sailing ship, the Dunbar, was wrecked. The cemetery is on the border of the inner-western suburbs of Newtown and Camperdown. Enter the cemetery through the grounds of St Stephens Anglican Church, which fronts Church St, a narrow side street off Newtown's main road, King Street. The burial ground was established in 1849, after the main Sydney burial ground (located where Central Station is now) was nearing capacity. There were many burials in the period 1849-67, few after that. St Stephens Church was built (in English Gothic style) in the 1870s. And later again a large proportion of the burial ground was converted into public parkland bounded by Church, Federation, Australia and Lennox Streets.
I revisit the cemetery and church once in a while, when in Sydney. They are in a fairly busy residential part of the inner-city yet retain a slightly creepy, out-of-this-world feel. Be prepared for the odd surprise and exercise sensible caution: while Newtown and Camperdown are gentrifying they still have their share of opportunistic crimes and some street people with addiction and mental health problems.
Written July 16, 2015
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,429 contributions
Solo
This old cemetery in front of an Anglican Church has been lifted right out of old England. Tumbled tombstones from the 19th Century, weeds growing up, huge trees. Weird and tranquil.
Written April 15, 2019
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Bruce M
Wellington, New Zealand122 contributions
Solo
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 site right next to some of the graves by the house!
Written December 9, 2018
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Soffiiy
Sydney, Australia18 contributions
Friends
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 home in a new and amazing light..
Written December 26, 2017
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pflynn58
Perth, Australia329 contributions
Solo
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.
Written October 20, 2017
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L5272
Sydney, Australia11 contributions
Solo
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 the tombstones. As per others' reviews there are some interesting grave sites to visit, to which I will add the following trivia: the cemetery originally took up the surrounding park until the 1940s until local council razed the outer area for the public park. The stones glued to the interior walls are leftover from this heritage disaster.
Written October 2, 2017
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Carol D
Sydney, Australia419 contributions
Family
hidden away of the main street you really have to go looking for this gem but once there you will be amazed at what you find. I was there for an art installation that was happening at the time. For those who don't know Newtown well its a quirky, art scene and well as being a foodies delight. Only problem I find is parking so use public transport where you can. The cemetery have graves from the 1800s as well as more recent ones. You can feel the atmosphere... The old rectors home on site is wonderfully preserved as well... a definite for those who love history
Written July 24, 2016
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