Great Western Highway,
Mays Hill, formerly known as Western Road, is another of Parramatta's historic cemeteries, it's beginnings dating from 1839, and contains the graves of many pioneers whose descendants still reside in the district today. The cemetery has suffered over the years from vandalism and also from the expansion and contraction of the clay soil on which it is located. Consequently, there are many fallen and broken headstones, some missing wholly or in part, and others lying face down. However, the cemetery is now receiving much needed protection, maintenance and a degree of restoration from Holroyd City Council and the Friends of Mays Hill Cemetery group. It was classified by the National Trust in 1979.
The pictures were taken and listed by Michael Brookhouse in June and July 2011. Michael's images may be downloaded from the list of inscriptions for this cemetery. This was compiled with reference to the NSW online indices of births, deaths and marriages and to the Australian War Memorial online military rolls for additional information.
Mays Hill Cemetery is on the southern side of the Great Western Highway, 1km west of Church Street and just past Parramatta High School. Lat -33.819367 Long 150.993507
For further information, contact Holroyd City Council, PO Box 42, Merrylands NSW 2160; phone 02 9840 9840; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Friends of Mays Hill Cemetery - see both URLs below.
3 Dec 2011
15 Jul 2011
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