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 Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Notes:
Rookwood Cemetery (officially named Rookwood Necropolis) is the largest multicultural necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere, located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Rookwood is also considered to be a suburb, close to Lidcombe railway station about 17 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district. It is estimated that approximately one million people have been buried at Rookwood, which covers an area of over 300 hectares.


Cemetery Photos

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Grave of Martha Jane 'Ginny' [Bushby] Brady - Rookwood Cemetery
Grave of Martha Jane "Ginny" [Bushby] Brady - Rookwood Cemetery
According to Kathy McDonnell, "I found her grave at Rookwood Cemetery hoping to find some clues. She has no headstone which is unbelievable given some of her brothers were master craftsmen/stonemasons." 
2
Location of Martha Jane [Bushby] Brady's Grave
Location of Martha Jane [Bushby] Brady's Grave
Rookwood Independent Cemetery, Paton Street, Rookwood New South Wales 2141. Section E, Grave 965. 
3
Maria Buchanan Aitken Schwebel Grave - Rookwood Cemetery
Maria Buchanan Aitken Schwebel Grave - Rookwood Cemetery
Burial at Rookwood Independent Cemetery, New South Wales. Buried 8 Sep 1885. Inscription reads: "In Memory of Maria Buchanan the beloved wife of Adam Schw÷bel who died 8th Sept 1885 aged 35 years. Also Ernest infant son of the above, died 19th Oct 1885 aged 4 months."

The verse is from the hymn "Submissive to Thy Will My God" by Thomas Haweis 1734-1820. The hymn is as follows:

Submissive to thy will, my God,
I all to thee resign,
And bow before thy chastening rod,
I mourn, but not repine.

Why should my foolish heart complain,
Where wisdom, truth, and love
Direct the stroke, inflict the pain
And point to joys above?

How short are all my sufferings here,
How needful every cross;
Away, my unbelieving fear
Nor call my gain my loss.

Then give, dear Lord, or take away,
I'll bless thy sacred name;
My Jesus, yesterday, to-day,
Forever is the same.
 
4
Martha Buchanan Aitken Schw÷bel Grave - Rookwood Independent Cemetery
Martha Buchanan Aitken Schw÷bel Grave - Rookwood Independent Cemetery
Clara Bushby is buried next to her on left, without a headstone.