Convent of the Sacred Heart Cemetery - NSW

  Cemetery,Grave Site


DEG: -33.862266 151.268803
DMS: 33º 51' 44.16" S 151º 16' 7.68" E
UTM: 56 H 6251767mN 339861mE
Altitude: 16.46m


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Hermitage Foreshore Walk
Rose Bay NSW 2029
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You can view this cemetery through the fence as you walk along the Hermitage Track between Nielsen Park & Rose Bay.In 1882, five religious from the Society of the Sacred Heart travelled from England on the SS Orient to establish a school of the Sacred Heart in Sydney. They selected the residence of Claremont on the Vaucluse, New South Wales peninsula, to begin their task of offering students the educational vision of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, the founder of their Society.The original building, leased in 1882 and later purchased by the Society of the Sacred Heart, was a private home, built in 1851. The first permanent school building, completed in 1888, was the five level central facade. The Chapel, a masterpiece by the architect John Horbury Hunt, was begun in 1897 and completed in 1900. Buildings were gradually added to meet the needs of school, community and novitiate. The Secondary school was a full boarding school until the 1960s, when day students were admitted.The cemetery was established in 1891 with the first burial being that of a student -- Miss Kate O'Driscoll.
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Sydney Harbour at 20/07:00pm EST
Distance from Convent of the Sacred Heart Cemetery 2.37km N
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Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West)
Distance from Convent of the Sacred Heart Cemetery 2.37km N
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