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General Cemetery on the Macdonald River - Central Macdonald
Cemetery Details
Address:  Settlers Road
 Central Macdonald
 New South Wales, Australia
Location:  .
Denomination:  General
Responsible Authority:  Hawkesbury City Council
Number of Graves:  6
Names Recorded:  14
Period of Use:  1869 - 1922

Register: Scadden, Sarah
Books, Robert
Books, Lydia Louisa
Morris, Henry J. A.
Morris, Henry H.
Morris, Lydia
?? Unknown ??
Rose, Matilda
Thompson, Thomas Emanuel
Rose, Amos T.
?? Unknown ??
Rose, Alfred
Map of cemetery:


Also known as "General Cemetery on the Macdonald River, Wisemans Ferry", "Jurd's Private Cemetery, Central Macdonald ", "Jurd's Private Cemetery, Wisemans Ferry" and "Jurd's Private Cemetery on 'Book's Farm'", Wisemans Ferry".

Above: View of General Cemetery on the Macdonald River from Settlers Road.

Above: Sign for General Cemetery on the Macdonald River, located near the front gate of the cemetery.

Sign at front gate of cemetery reads:

GENERAL CEMETERY ON THE MACDONALD RIVER / The General Cemetery on the Macdonald / River also Jurd's Private / Cemetery, provides an important historic / record of the settlement and development / of the MacDonald Valley. The cemetery / includes the burials of members of several / valley pioneer families including Morris, / Books, Rose and Thompson. The cemetery / is notable in the context of the valley for / the survival of the traditional grave / plantings. The cemetery includes examples / of the characteristic ironwork found in / several valley cemeteries. / The cemetery conservation works were / jointly funded by Hawkesbury City Council / and the New South Wales Heritage / Assistance Program.

Above: Panoramic of the graves within the Gernal Cemetery on the Macdonald River


This cemetery was dedicated as a general cemetery in the Parish of St. Albans, Macdonald River. The notice appeared in the NSW Government Gazette dated 15 August 1871.

Credits: Transcriptions and photography by Jonathan Auld and Michelle Nichols - April 2006 to February 2009.


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