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After 50 years, legal access planned for lost Waterfall cemetery

29/08/2019 / by admin

After 50 years, legal access planned for lost Waterfall cemetery One of the few intact headstones at the Waterfall General Cemetery, which will be legally accessible after decades under a new council plan. Picture: Christoper Chan
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One of the intact headstones at the rediscovered Garrawarra Cemetery. Picture: Christopher Chan

Sixteen-year-old Vincent Arena died on February 4, 1926. He is pictured with his family.

Garrawarra Cemetery, north-west of Helensburgh. Picture: Christopher Chan

Thomas Kennedy, with his wife Lydia Kennedy, died at the Waterfall Sanatorium on September 15, 1923, and is buried in Garrawarra Cemetery.

Thomas Kennedy died at the Waterfall Sanatorium on September 15, 1923, and is buried in Garrawarra Cemetery.

Thomas Kennedy died at the Waterfall Sanatorium on September 15, 1923, and is buried in Garrawarra Cemetery.

Garrawarra Cemetery, north-west of Helensburgh. Picture: Christopher Chan

Sisters Josephine Minister (pictured) and Gertrude French both died at Garrawarra and were buried in the cemetery. Since the cemetery was rediscovered, Josephine’s great-granddaughter Jody Faraone, from the Gold Coast, has discovered her family’s Aboriginal ancestry.

Sisters Josephine Minister and Gertrude French (pictured) both died at Garrawarra and were buried in the cemetery. Since the cemetery was rediscovered, Josephine’s great-granddaughter Jody Faraone, from the Gold Coast, has discovered her family’s Aboriginal ancestry.

Garrawarra Cemetery, north-west of Helensburgh. Picture: Christopher Chan

Garrawarra Cemetery, north-west of Helensburgh. Picture: Christopher Chan

Garrawarra Cemetery, north-west of Helensburgh. Picture: Christopher Chan

Garrawarra Cemetery, north-west of Helensburgh. Picture: Christopher Chan

Garrawarra Cemetery, north-west of Helensburgh. Picture: Christopher Chan

Garrawarra Cemetery, north-west of Helensburgh. Picture: Christopher Chan

Garrawarra Cemetery, north-west of Helensburgh. Picture: Christopher Chan

Florence Louisa Brennan, born 1893.

Bernard Patrick Murray with son Francis.

William Eaton.

TweetFacebookFor fifty years, access to the graves of 2000people who died at NSW’s only state-run tuberculosis sanatorium has been forbidden.

But, under a new plan to be debated on Monday night, Wollongong City Council will pave the way for legal access to thelong-lost Waterfall cemetery.

Read more: Forgotten souls of Garrawarra Cemetery

Located south the old sanatorium(now theGarrawarra aged care facility),the isolated 110-year-old burial groundhas been under the council’s care since 1967, but was only rediscovered in 2011. Since then, efforts have been made to restore its place in the city’s history.

The council is hoping to acquire “right of carriageway” over an old road that runs off the Princes Highway, at Helensburgh, so that people who want to visit the graves do not have to crossDepartment of Health and Crown Lands.

“Council is responsible for the management of the Waterfall (Garrawarra) Cemetery and currently no legal access to it exists,” a report to councillors said.

To remedy this, and eliminate the need for people to cross into Department of Health land near the aged care centre, Crown Lands has suggested the council acquire a fire trail and apply to the NSW Treasurer to waive any compensation fees.

The fire trail currently does not have access to the Princes Highway, the council said, and this would need to be constructed.

Illawarra Mercury

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