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Warren Fahey — Tales of Old Rookwood (150th Anniversary)

Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017, the Rookwood Necropolis is the ’Silent City’ with many fascinating stories, especially of the prominent and sometimes notorious people interred within.

Join Warren Fahey, Rookwood’s cultural historian and filmmaker, for a fascinating discussion about some of the curious history of the famous necropolis and the screening of several short films on Rookwood notables like Roy ‘Mo’ Rene, pioneer feminist Louisa Lawson, retail giants David Jones and Anthony Hordern, Chinese eccentric businessman Mei Quang Tart and the great singer Peter Dawson.

No bookings required

Free and Open to the Public

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Members Tour: Rookwood Cemetery 150th Anniversary Tour
Friday, 28 April 2017, 9:40am – 12:00pm
| Meet at Rookwood
Enjoy a visit to the site of the former Mortuary Station, a journey through the original part of Rookwood Cemetery, a visit to some of the Notable graves and finally a trip to the Circle of Love. NB: Please see the event listing for full details, inc. travel options to get to our meeting point.
FREE — Bookings Essential. Click here or call 02 9262 7300 to book.
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