Description: Rookwood Necropolis, at 283 hectares (700 acres), is one of the largest burial grounds in the world and one of Australiaís oldest cemeteries. It has been in continual use since it was established in 1868 and over 800,000 people have been interred within the grounds since then.
The headstones and monuments reflect the history of the colony Of New South Wales and the development of the city of Sydney. The heritage values of the cemetery are protected by an act of Parliament.
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