Blackwood Cemetery – History and Pioneers

Blackwood Cemetery

   Local History

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 –

http://www.ozgenonline.com/~Carols_Headstones/Blackwood.htm

For further information on the Blackwood Cemetery or for Cemetery Trust Records contact –

BLACKWOOD CEMETERY TRUST

Mrs Robyn Zanon, Secretary

‘Blackwood House’,

29 Martin street,

Blackwood 3458

Phone H 53686 792

OR for information on records of pioneers of Blackwood or cemetery records contact –

Margot Hitchcock, Historian, Blackwood & District Historical Society.

email .. margothitchcock@bigpond.com

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.”

Blackwood Cemetery 2008.

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New memorial wall for ashes to be interned at Blackwood cemetery. 2016.

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Kangaroos grazing in the Blackwood cemetery. 2008

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Rogers vault and graves, Blackwood cemetery. 2016.

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Doaty’s Grave and Rogers vault with Memorial Rotunda, Blackwood cemetery. 2016.

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Cinese Section., Blackwood cemetery. 2016.  (for further info see Chinese page)

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Blackwood cemetery with new Telstra tower behind the Chinese Section 2016.

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Graves of Elizabeth Anne Hester and her son Paul Hester. Blackwood cemetery. 2016.

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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.)

 

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Blackwood Cemetery. 2016.

Written by Margot Hitchcock, Historian for the Blackwood & District Historical Society.