Books

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Two books were published in the twentieth century to help people locate headstones in St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta.

The first was by Parliamentarian, schoolteacher and St. John’s taphophile Vernon W. E. Goodin, pictured right, and is entitled St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta: Monumental Inscriptions and Key to Graves, (Sydney: Society of Australian Genealogists, 1964). Reference copies are held in the Macquarie University Library, City of Parramatta Local Studies Library, and National Library of Australia.

The Parramatta Cemeteries – St John’s by Judith Dunn OAM, one of a series of seven books which fully record the locations and epitaphs of extant headstones in each of Parramatta’s historic cemeteries, was published in 1991 and is still available for purchase. Click the “ENQUIRE” button to find out how to purchase a copy. Alternatively, click the “TROVE” button to locate a copy in a library nearest to you.

Vernon W. E. Goodin portrait
The Parramatta Cemeteries - St. John's