Preserving Our History…

Cemeteries are the repositories of our Social History. Near to Wollongong, New South Wales, the Waterfall General Cemetery – also known as Garrawarra Cemetery tells of a different time in Australia.  A time long past when the scourge of Tuberculosis was a living reality.

Time passes, we forget our social history and the lives of our Ancestors become lost if the stories are not passed on and especially if the physical reminders are removed from the Landscape. Waterfall General Cemetery – also known as Garrawarra Cemetery – operated from 1909 to 1949. This cemetery lies north west of Helensburgh, and is in the care of Wollongong City Council. Although it has fallen into disrepair, there is a determination to preserve this reminder of that which has gone before.

Copyright © 2013 Catherine Ann Crout-Habel

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