ROOKWOOD CEMETERY BUS TRIP
Monday 20th June 2016
Our upcoming bus trip to Rookwood cemetery will be held on Monday 20th June 2016. This year will be mainly a research trip for those who want to check that their ancestors are still 6 feet under and that none have escaped although we are currently organising for Rookwood General Cemeteries Trust to give us a brief guided tour for those who are interested in its history.
If you have no relatives in Rookwood, you are still more than welcome to come with us and explore the history that is within the boundaries of the largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere.
Do your homework!!! Bring a folder with the names and locations of the graves. This can be done beforehand on the internet for the Independent, Catholic and Anglican Sections. The offices can sometime tell you the names of others in the graves as well.
What to take? We suggest a brush, water and soft cloth (for cleaning headstones), hand clippers to clear overgrown graves, umbrella (rain or shine), raincoat, warm clothing, sunscreen and hat. And of course a camera. Also bring plenty of drinking water and your packed lunch
There will be 3 pickup points, Toukley leaving at 7:10am SHARP, Wyong Leagues Club at 7:20 and Tuggerah at approximately 7:45am
We plan on leaving Rookwood for home about 3.30 pm.
Contact The Cottage to make your booking ….. Cost: $25.00 per person.
Visitors are welcome, but preference will be given to members' bookings.