Readers’ Stories: Places in Time where history comes alive

Places can be portals to the past. From cemeteries and churches, gaols and asylums, to cottages and grand houses, discover where history has come alive for our readers in the latest edition of readers’ stories. Enjoy! Julie: My visit to Goulburn’s Mortis Street Cemetery with my Mum, brought a connection to my German ancestry more … Read on

History and HIDDEN Gems: Rookwood Cemetery’s 150th anniversary

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney’s west. This is a place with a rich history: Rookwood is Australia’s most multicultural cemetery, the largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere, and the oldest operating Victorian cemetery in the world. But the exciting line-up of events coming up at Rookwood Cemetery show that … Read on

From the family tree to an Honours degree: A UNE student on studying history online

While growing up, Karen Filewood helped her mother with the family tree; now she’s embarking on her own research projects as an Honours student at the University of New England (UNE). As part of her studies she’s pursued the topics that most fascinate her: from scouring lone grave burials in her local area, to investigating a tragic yet little-known nineteenth-century steamship disaster, and more. … Read on

HIDDEN – A Rookwood Sculpture Walk

Rookwood Cemetery is renowned for being the largest cemetery in Australia. It is both historically and culturally significant and is valued as a physical manifestation of the rich social and cultural tapestry that forms our nation today. Rookwood is not only a place of remembrance and peace; it is a place that captures the history … Read on

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