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Camperdown Cemetery Tour Sept 06
« on: August 25, 2006, 10:13:23 PM »
the National Trust is holding a walking tour of Camperdown Cemetery as part of History Week 2006 on Monday 21 September, starting at 10.15am and running to 12.00 noon. This tour features talks and a morning tea after the tour. Cost for the tour for non-Trust members is $25 (individual) or $50 (family) and $20 (individual) and $45 (family) for National Trust members, which includes a National Trust show bag.

“The tour will focus on the significance of the cemetery to the Newtown community and how conserving graveyards helps us to understand our past. It’s time to find out what people know about Camperdown Cemetery and provide some unexpected facts. We will discuss some of the rumours around the cemetery and also tips for enjoying graveyards at their best. We want people of all ages to enjoy visiting cemeteries,” she added.

Camperdown Cemetery is a hauntingly beautiful graveyard with its hulking Moreton Bay Figs, palms and eucalyptus trees standing guard around crooked old sandstone graves and St. Stephen’s Church. The cemetery is the burial place for several notables: it is the resting grounds for the explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell and 22 of the passengers aboard the ill-fated Dunbar, which sank off South Head in 1857 on a voyage from England. It also contains the graves of Nicholas Bochsa, Napoleon’s harpist, and Eliza Donnithorne, a jilted bride, who is believed by many to be the inspiration for Charles (sorry we don't allow swearing on the forum)ens’ reclusive Miss Havisham of Great Expectations fame.

The National Trust is Australia’s largest heritage charity, relying on membership, sponsorship, bequests and donations to carry out its work protecting NSW’s built, cultural and natural environments. To become a member, ring (02) 9258 0156.
For more information about the cemetery tour:

Kim Carter/National Trust Media Relations
(02) 9258 0131 or 0407 771 698

The National Trust is Australia’s oldest conservation charity. It is not-for-profit and independent, relying on support from its members and the community to assist its work – which includes advocacy for the protection of built, natural and cultural heritage, conservation and education.

Watson Road, Observatory Hill, Sydney NSW 2000
GPO Box 518, Sydney NSW 2001
Media enquiries: Kim Carter/9258 0131/0407 771 698
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