Talking Tombstones #8

Lively power-point presentation, with morning tea, that will bring tombstones 'alive' as some intriguing historical connections are revealed.

Be enthralled as well known ‘Tombstone Talker’, Kerima-Gae Topp, presents her newest talk, the 8th in a series of stand-alone presentations, that will bring tombstones ‘alive’ with stories from ‘beyond the grave’ with some interesting connections, including a connection between a young baby on the First Fleet and Lord Sydney, a headstone in a cemetery near the banks of the Murray River to a town’s creation, a river boat captain and a world record holder.

Travel to Adelaide for a captivating visit to H.M. Adelaide Gaol Cemetery to see how many an executed prisoner is remembered, visit several US cemeteries that can claim connections with the Titanic, Buffalo Bill and Mark Twain or more local connections between ‘residents’ in some of Parramatta’s historic cemeteries with buildings, roads, etc that still remain in the Parramatta and surrounding areas today.

Event date

Event Details

cnr. Hassall Street & Gregory Place,, Parramatta, NSW

Car parking available in Gregory Place or the grounds of Hambledon Cottage or for those coming by train or bus it is about a 15-minute walk from Parramatta Station or Parramatta Ferry Wharf.


10.30am to 12.30pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 15, Concession $ 13.5, Members $ 12.5
Prebooking requiredtopptours@bigpond.com0428284275
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities: