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WEBINAR: Presentation by The Monumental-Heritage Team from Rookwood Necropolis

  • 25 June 2024
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Via Zoom
  • 445

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Would you like to learn more about caring for heritage headstones?

The Monumental-Heritage team at Rookwood work across NSW, completing everything from small cemeteries (Sodwall's Inn, Macarthur family Belgenny Farm, Maitland Jewish, etc) to War Memorials (Gosford, East Maitland, etc) to specialist lime-based stonework conservation (Vaucluse House, Hyde Park Barracks) as well as traditional lead lettering and monumental repairs.

Join us online to hears from two of their team about their roles and the techniques they use to repair and preserve heritage buildings and monuments.

About the Presenters: 

Matthew Johnson is a heritage specialist at Rookwood/MMPLM. In addition to supervising the monuments team, he leads heritage stonework and War Memorials projects. Matthew has an MA in Heritage Conservation (University of Sydney) and acts as a heritage advisor for Rookwood/MMPLM as well as being the General Manager of the Rookwood Necropolis Land Manager.

Sach Killam, Monumental-Heritage team leader at Rookwood/MMPLM. Sach is a cemetery conservation heritage specialist who leads the ongoing Monument Safety & Conservation programme (in its eighth year at Rookwood, and rolling out across all MMPLM sites in the last few years). Sach has worked closely with the Friends of Rookwood, both as a volunteer and in completing significant conservation works at cost. Sach is also a long term member of the National Trust Cemeteries Committee as well as the Australian Standards Committee BD-071 for Monuments and Vaults.

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