Records of the Camperdown Memorial Rest Park Trust

St Stephens

City of Sydney Archives holds the extant records of the Camperdown Memorial Rest Park Trust, CRS 55. 

Council’s involvement in the plan to convert Camperdown Cemetery into a park started in 1946, when it passed the following resolution: “That in view of the proximity of Camperdown Cemetery to the City boundaries, and with the object of removing a menace to the citizens of the locality, this Council offers its co-operation to the Council of the Municipality of Newtown by representations to the appropriate Authorities or otherwise in strongly pressing for the resumption of the area and its conversion into a Park”. (Proceedings of Council 1 July 1946).

The Camperdown Memorial Rest Park Trust was established under the Camperdown Cemetery Act 1948. On 21 March 1949 Council passed a resolution urging the Minister for Lands to appoint it as the Trustee in lieu of the Trustees appointed under the Act. The Act was amended and in 1950 Council became the Trustee, with the Town Clerk as Secretary. In 1970, with the enactment of the Camperdown Cemetery (Amendment) Act, responsibility for the Park was transferred to Marrickville Municipal Council.

The records created by the Trust include minutes of meetings, correspondence files, list of graves, copies of legislation and by-laws, specifications and plans of development works, photographs and programmes, reports, and drainage plans.

 

CRS 55/1 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park: Trust minutes

CRS 55/2 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, correspondence: Federation Rd graves – Cutler 1951 – 1954

CRS 55/3 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, correspondence: Federation Rd graves – Chandler, James Murphy, Goodman, Miles, Putland, Cripps, Beaver, Milford 1955

CRS 55/4 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, correspondence: Graves – Beaver, O’Connell 1956 – 1957

CRS 55/5 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, correspondence: Graves – Gibbins, Woolley 1958 – 1959

CRS 55/6 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, correspondence 1960 – 1962

CRS 55/7 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, correspondence 1964 – 1969

CRS 55/8 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, correspondence: Cripps 1951 – 1955

CRS 55/9 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, correspondence: Beaver, Cutler, Woolley, O’Connell 1956 – 1959

CRS 55/10 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, correspondence [pink copies] 1960 – 1961

CRS 55/11 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, correspondence 1962 – 1968

CRS 55/12/[1] Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, correspondence: Typescript copy, Camperdown Cemetery Act 1948, Botanic Gardens By-Laws (Public Parks Act, 1912), Government Domain By-Laws (Public Parks Act, 1912). List of matters included in specification. Section 1  Section 2  Section 3  Section 4  Section 5

CRS 55/12[2] Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, correspondence: Schedule “A” (carbon), graves to be removed (Diagram C6) – Chandler, Puckeridge, Swadling, Brigg, Booth, Hodgson, Acutt, Carruthers (McCoy), Porter, Williams

CRS 55/12[3] Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, correspondence: Precis- 1.Newtown Baptist Church, 2. Erection of wall, 3. Resolutions of Council  Section 1  Section 2  Section 3  Section 4  Section 5  Section 6  Section 7

CRS 55/13 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, correspondence: Notes by Secretary of Trust. Section1  Section2  Section3   Section4

CRS 55/14/1-8 Photographs, see Archivepix

CRS 55/15 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park: Specifications (typescript) of work 1. In excavating for, transferring and re-interment of human remains; 2. For removal and re-erection of surface structures at Camperdown Cemetery. Section1  Section 2  Section 3 Section 4 Section 5  Section 6

CRS 55/16 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Acts of Parliament: Camperdown Cemetery Act, 1948. (No. 14 of 1948) [3 copies]. Camperdown Cemetery (Amendment) Act, 1950 (No. 15 of 1950) [2 copies]. Public Trusts Act, 1897-1944.  1944 – 1950. Note: large digital file, please contact Archives for access.

CRS 55/17/1 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, programme, invitation: Dedication of flag pole to Right Rev. W.G. Hilliard, M.A. 

 

Plans

 

CRS 55 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park: proposed layout of paths

 

CRS 55/18/1 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, plans & diagrams: Location of PMG construction through Memorial Rest Park 1962

 

CRS 55/18/2 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, plans & diagrams: Plan to accompany report by Director of Parks, shows lots along Australia Street (by number) [with handwritten notes] Notes : page 1 , page 2 , page 3 , page 4 , page 5

 

CRS 55/18/3 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, plans & diagrams: Rainwater drainage plan 1968

 

CRS 55/18/4 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, plans & diagrams: MSW&DB Water Supply 1960. Note: large digital file, please contact Archives for access

 

CRS 55/18/5 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, plans & diagrams: Proposed electricity kiosk

 

CRS 55/18/6 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, plans & diagrams: Proposed fence enclosing cemetery area

 

CRS 55/18/7 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, plans & diagrams: C9 – Plan, part Camperdown Cemetery, historical and other graves and monuments [Sites & names of family graves shown]

 

CRS 55/18/8 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, plans & diagrams: C7 – Plan showing location of monuments within resumed area. Note: Monuments are numbered

 

CRS 55/18/9 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, plans & diagrams: C8 – Sites for re-erection of surface structures. Removed-blue tint; sites for re-interment and re-erection of surface structures-red tint. Note: A number of graves are named.

 

CRS 55/18/10 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, plans & diagrams: Same plan as 55/18/8 with additional comments

 

CRS 55/18/11 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, plans & diagrams: Same plan as 55/18/8

 

CRS 55/18/12 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, plans & diagrams: Plan of proposed enclosing fence 1952. Note: large digital file, please contact Archives for access

 

 

CRS 55/18/13 Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, plans & diagrams: New brick wall (western wall) 1954