Information Panels in Graveyard

On Saturday 5th April 2014 the 175th anniversary of the first burial in St Peters Graveyard was commemorated. To mark the occasion 12 permanent information panels were installed in the graveyard. These panels relate to people from the local area and their significance in the history of that area. Any visitor to the graveyard can … Continue reading Information Panels in Graveyard


St Peters Graveyard – causes of death

St. Peters Cook’s River Graveyard  More than a Burial Register On the 5th April 2014, St. Peter’s Church will commemorate the 175th anniversary of the first burial in the graveyard. In preparation for the event the St. Peters Cooks River History Group has compiled, from newspapers of the period 1839-1896, death and funeral notices, obituaries, … Continue reading St Peters Graveyard – causes of death


  PUGILISM The sport of pugilism, or bare knuckled fighting, was illegal. The names, (although often with an alias) of the participants, and the hoteliers, who stood to gain much from the activity are known, however, the spectators remain anonymous. The exact location of some of the fights is difficult to identify, some being described … Continue reading Pugilism

Marrickville – a past worth preserving

Marrickville: a past worth preserving. a collection of articles submitted to an essay competition organised by the Marrickville Heritage Society. Contents in order of publication: A fresh look at 19th century St Peters, by Robert Horton Questions about the recording of the history of St Peters. A St Peters family, by Laurel Horton Story of … Continue reading Marrickville – a past worth preserving