Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Mona Vale Cemetery
Monumental grave with new housing development in background
Located off the busy Mona Vale Road this once tranquil resting place is now surrounded by a new housing development. It is over 90% full and I was surprised to learn that it has over 6000 plots and 1000 wall niches.
"The land was dedicated as the 'Turimetta General Cemetery' on 18 October 1905, as that was the name for the village of Mona Vale at that time. The oldest surviving headstone in the Cemetery is for Percy Johnston who died in 1914 aged two years." (Pittwater Council)
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