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.”
Blackwood Cemetery 2008.
New memorial wall for ashes to be interned at Blackwood cemetery. 2016.
Kangaroos grazing in the Blackwood cemetery. 2008
Rogers vault and graves, Blackwood cemetery. 2016.
Doaty’s Grave and Rogers vault with Memorial Rotunda, Blackwood cemetery. 2016.
Cinese Section., Blackwood cemetery. 2016. (for further info see Chinese page)
Blackwood cemetery with new Telstra tower behind the Chinese Section 2016.
Graves of Elizabeth Anne Hester and her son Paul Hester. Blackwood cemetery. 2016.
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.)
Blackwood Cemetery. 2016.
Written by Margot Hitchcock, Historian for the Blackwood & District Historical Society.