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Sydney 2022 Conference - Tour of Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium

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Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium is admired as one of Sydney’s most beautiful memorial parklands, known for its serene and picturesque gardens. The site is the largest cemetery on the North Shore spanning 59 hectares of Crown land.

The remains of numerous prominent and historical figures are interred at Macquarie Park, including former Governor General Sir Robert John Kerr, former Prime Ministers William Morris ‘Billy’ Hughes and Bob Hawke, suffragette Adela Pankhurst, novelist Ethel Turner, and entertainers Johnny O’Keefe and Don Lane.


Over the past two decades Macquarie Park has significantly expanded and developed the site’s facilities and amenities, introducing new burial grounds and a range of interment and ash memorial options and services to cater for growing demand and diverse cultural and religious needs.

This year Macquarie Park, now managed under OneCrown Cemeteries, celebrates 100 years since its first interment. The centenary reflects Macquarie Park’s strong history and an ongoing commitment to connect and contribute across the past, present and into the future.

The tour will include an overview of the site’s history, a visit to the extensive burial grounds and ash memorial sites, and an inspection of built facilities such as the chapels, crematorium, function centre and the newly constructed Mausoleum of the Holy Way.