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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 24 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 25, 2008 11 NEWS Carved in stone FIONA BRADY Stonemason Sach Killam, Nancy Morton, 89, and Helmut Mutschall with the broken headstone. Pictures: David Marshall ~PP195334 THE vandalised grave of a woman named ''Rookwood'' after the cemetery is to be restored by stonemasons. The grave of Annie ''Rookwood'' Farley was shattered in a vandalism attack in 2006. Her daughter, Concord West's Nancy Morton, 89, attended Sunday's open day to meet the stonemasons who will restore her family monument. She explained her mother's unusual middle name: ''In those days there were too many Annie Elizabeth's so her parents decided to name her after the cemetery,'' she said. ''It sounds kind of strange tousbutmymumhada friend whose middle name was also Rookwood.'' The team from Monu- ments in Memoriam at Rookwood will reassemble the headstone and re-pin it back up in its original pos- ition later this month. ''It is great when we get to meet the families of the monuments we restore,'' stonemason Helmut Mutschall said. ''It's an im- portant legacy of any family and to see the happiness on their faces when we can restore their damaged monuments makes our job very rewarding.'' Nothing crook for Rookwood's day See more pictures More photographs available at www.innerwestweekly.com.au A penny farthing rider joins the parade. ABOUT 1500 people flocked to Rookwood Necropolis on Sunday for a huge open day to mark the cemetery's 140th anniversary. Visitors enjoyed a parade, walking tours, talks, musical performances and even grave-digging demonstrations. The open day was organised by Friends of Rookwood, a voluntary group that raises money to help with restoration projects. Friends of Rookwood's Robyn Hawes said the open day was a great success. ''I think some people were surprised that there are so many interesting things in the cemetery,'' she said. A popular attraction was the behind-the- scenes tours of the two crematoriums. While some might have found the topic morbid, others resorted to graveyard humour, with one elderly lady jokingly asking if there were''pensioner discounts''. For all your flooring needs timber or laminate from $19 95 per sq mt modern funky rugs from $199 00each fully laid Carpet from $29.95 per sq mt free shop at home service - ph NORTH PARRAMATTA Shop 2, 639 Church Street Parramatta 132323 AUBURN Shop 2, 126 Parramatta Road Auburn 2001587K *Ask us how you can SAVE UP TO $830 when you switch from an electric to a 5-star natural gas hot water system.# AGL Energy Shop Camperdown 176 Parramatta Rd (Between Pyrmont Bridge Rd & Mallet St) Or call 9519 7411. # Conditions apply. See in-store for details and information on rebates. Offer ends 31 October 2008 or while stocks last. Price does not include installation. MAGL0660 Save up to $830 on hot water.* RINNAI INFINITY 26 ASK IN-STORE FOR OUR LOWEST PRICE • Ideal for 2 bathrooms • Hot water that never runs out • 5.2 star energy efficiency rating • 3 year warranty on parts and labour Hot water, on tap! INCLUDES ONE FREE STANDARD TEMPERATURE CONTROLLER
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