Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday Downunder



In response to Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #3 I am posting a photo of a family grave in Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney, NSW. One of Sydney's oldest cemeteries Rookwood has been operating since 1867, and is one of the largest cemeteries in Australia. It is managed by five separate demoninational Trusts and an independent Crematorium.

Interred in the grave are two family members

The inscription reads:
In Loving Memory / My dear husband /& our father/Ernest Henry/Norman Gillespie/Speedway Rider/Fatally Injured/Sydney Sports Ground/2nd April 1948/Aged 32 Years/Until we meet again.

A second smaller tablet is inscribed:
Also his Dear Mother/ Eliza A E Pritchard/At Peace/17th April 1962.

There is a picture of a motorcycle etched on a small marble tablet at the base of an urn that is situated in the middle of this double grave.

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