Field of Mars burial ground - somewhere in Australia

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  1. kernowmaid

    kernowmaid Well-Known Member

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    Note to Jan: the link in the "Australian Research" sticky doesn't work!

    I have 2 "Death Record Cards" (what's the proper term?) for the Methodist/Wesleyan Cemetery, Field of Mars, in 1907. Here's one:
    7-1907 Margaret GILROY.jpg

    I know it's in Australia ... but the family letters move around - Melbourne, Sydney, somewhere that looks like Balmain.
    Can anyone tell me where to concentrate my search?
    Thanks.

    Jane
     
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    Sorry - the articles are in abeyance at the moment pending an update. :)
     
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    Certainly is in Ryde a suburb of Sydney in NSW. This might also assist;

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    https://northerncemeteries.com.au/field-of-mars/about-field-of-mars/history/
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Yep! Quarry Road, Ryde. NSW
    Got some there myself. :D
    May I add that it is nowhere near a village now. ;)
    For a little bit of history. It’s not too far from where the Granny Smith Apple started its life. Found as a seeding growing wild in an apple orchard.
     
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    It's titbits like this that thrill me!
    So when I write up this chapter for the (much) younger generation (who don't really care about the "dead people" but just want murder, action & mystery) I can say "One door closes and another opens"/ "Gt Gt Aunt said Toodle PIP".
    Or maybe not :D

    Thanks for the information everyone!
    Jane
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    And the reply to “toodle pip” was “bunkey do” at least in our house it was.:D
     
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