The Blackwood cemetery was first Gazetted in 1860, but burials are recorded as far back as 1855. The Cemetery Trustee is Robyn Zanon.
A link to a 2007 list of names on headstones in the Blackwood Cemetery compiled by Carol Judkins is on her website –
For further information on the Blackwood Cemetery or for Cemetery Trust Records contact –
BLACKWOOD CEMETERY TRUST
Mrs Robyn Zanon, Secretary
29 Martin street,
Phone H 53686 792
**** AS FROM SATURDAY 30TH JUNE 2018 THE HISTORICAL MUSEUM WILL BE OPEN ON MOST SATURDAY MORNINGS FROM 11am – 1pm – unless members cannot be there. (if planning to go check with the Secretary Elizabeth Hall on 53 686 537 to make sure the Museum will be open).
*****As in keeping with other Historical societies, we welcome enquiries about family or local history, which should be made by contacting the Historian at firstname.lastname@example.org . The cost of this service is appreciated with a small monetary donation for the time and information required.
History of Blackwood Books Available – see other pages..
For History on some burials and headstones in the cemetery see other links… ie – Little Doaty, Matthew Rogers, William Lawson, Pauline Bonfond, Dr.Edward W. Plews, Maggie Gelletly, Chinese, Betsy Blackham – James Hickman – James Unwin, Christopher K. Guppy, Matthew Sweet .
PHOTOS ON THIS SITE ARE COPYRIGHT TO MARGOT HITCHCOCK and B.D.H.S. – PLEASE DO NOT USE WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. ©
Photos of the Blackwood Cemetery courtesy Margot Hitchcock, Historian, Blackwood & District Historical Society ©
Photo of Matthew Rogers Vault, – “One of the most costly memorials of a pioneer and his kin that has been erected on any goldfield in the Commonwealth.” (Photo courtesy of Margot Hitchcock ©)
Blackwood Cemetery 2008. (Photo courtesy of Margot Hitchcock ©)
New memorial wall for ashes to be interned at Blackwood cemetery. 2016. (Photo courtesy of Margot Hitchcock ©)
Kangaroos grazing in the Blackwood cemetery. 2008 (Photo courtesy of Margot Hitchcock ©)
Rogers vault and graves, Blackwood cemetery. 2016. (Photo courtesy of Margot Hitchcock ©)
Doaty’s Grave and Rogers vault with Memorial Rotunda, Blackwood cemetery. 2016. (Photo courtesy of Margot Hitchcock ©)
Cinese Section., Blackwood cemetery. 2016. (for further info see Chinese page) (Photo courtesy of Margot Hitchcock ©)
Blackwood cemetery with new Telstra tower behind the Chinese Section 2016. (Photo courtesy of Margot Hitchcock ©)
Graves of Elizabeth Anne Hester and her son Paul Hester. Blackwood cemetery. 2016. (Photo courtesy of Margot Hitchcock ©)
Grave of Paul Hester drummer for the bands, Split Enz and Crowded House died sadly in 2005. Photo 2016. (see other page for further information.) (Photo courtesy of Margot Hitchcock ©)
Blackwood Cemetery. 2016. (Photo courtesy of Margot Hitchcock ©)
Written by Margot Hitchcock, Historian for the Blackwood & District Historical Society.