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The Friends of Rookwood Inc
(The Friends of Rookwood)



Location: Hawthorne Ave, Lidcombe 2141

Mail: P.O. Box 66, Lidcombe 1825

Description: Community based organisation, passionately interested in the restoration of one of the best surviving examples of a Victorian gardenesque cemetery in the world and the largest cemetery in the Southern Hemisphere. Aims to promote the interests of Rookwood Necropolis, raise public awareness of the social, cultural and historical aspects of Rookwood Necropolis and cemeteries in general, and to raise funds and provide financial assistance for special projects within Rookwood Necropolis. Volunteer guides lead tours throughout the cemetery on the 1st Sunday of every month from March through to November. Tours depart Necropolis Circuit at 10am. Twilight tours are also held in November, January, February and March. All monies raised from tours goes into restoration projects within the cemetery.

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