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Memorial Garden


Dedicated to the memory of all people who walked this land before us:

The Dharawal People,

Early Pioneers and

Parishioners of St John Bosco. 


If you prefer, you can print an information leaflet - (click to open and then print)


View the Memorial Garden Annual Report 2018-19 for current and past years.  Please note that current prices will remain at this level until 30/6/2021.

NOTE: Given the current laws around group meetings with Covid-19, we regret that we are unable to complete any Memorial Services until further notice.  When the Pandemic has passed we will reintroduce this service.  All other aspects/services of the Memorial Garden remain.  You may apply for niches and plaques, and visit the garden individually, remembering 'Social Distancing' rules.  We apologies for any inconvenience.

A Columbarium is a wall of niches to hold the ashes of our loved ones. If you would like to know more about our columbarium walls, or wish to apply for a niche, click this link Columbarium.  A Columbarium niche costs $1276 (inclusive of GST).  If you are also applying for a Niche Memorial Plaque at the same time, that will cost a further $561, totalling $1837. 

If you would like to know which columbarium niches are available, click this link Available niches.

A Niche Memorial Plaque is a brass plate which covers the niche in which the ashes are placed.  

If you would like to know about the cost, size layout, etc., or if you wish to purchase a plaque, click this link Niche Memorial Plaque .

The Tree of Life is a granite wall, on which leaf plaques are placed. If you would like to know more, or if you wish to apply for a plaque for the Tree of Life, click this link. Tree of Life.  Click the following link if you would like to view Available Leaf spaces

This photo shows a sample of the bronze leaf plaque which will be placed on the tree.

Click the following to view a Ritual for Interment of Ashes at St John Bosco Memorial Garden

Learn more by clicking on the following link Frequently asked questions.

Our full Memorial Garden Policy is on this link Policy for Columbarium and Memorial Garden.

Our Plan of Management is on this link Plan of Management.

View details of the many people who have helped create and maintain the Memorial Garden. Friends of the Memorial Garden

Read about how the Memorial Garden progressed through its research and development stages...Memorial Garden and Columbarium - History and Pictures.  When we submitted our Development Application to Council we had to prepare a Statement of Environmental Effects, which has some of the background and pictures...Statement of Environmental Effects - part 1.pdf the file is large so it is in two parts....Statement of Environmental Effects - part 2.pdf

View the Memorial Garden Annual Report for current and past years.

If you have any questions and can't locate the answer on this website, please email: kgurney11@gmail.com


      Memorial Garden Committee:

                        Brian Carnegie, Treasurer.

                        Helen Gurney, Registrar.

          Helen Duthie, Registrar.

                        Joan Moylan, Memorial service Co-ordinator

                        Kevin Gurney, Maintenance Co-ordinator

          Annette Milross, Assistant Memorial Service Co-ordinator

          Bernadette Wynn, Assistant Memorial Service Co-ordinator

          Fr Mick, member.

Lay Ministers:
            Joan Moylan

            Liz Willows

            Brian Coupland

            Annette Milross.