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Dharawal Resting Place - Coast Hospital Cemetery

Item details

Name of item: Dharawal Resting Place - Coast Hospital Cemetery
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Aboriginal
Category: Burial
Primary address: , Little Bay, NSW 2036
Local govt. area: Randwick
Local Aboriginal Land Council: La Perouse
Hectares (approx): 18
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
 Little BayRandwick  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This Aboriginal Place is culturally sensitive. This location is an approximation and the information has been restricted by the Aboriginal Community. For more information about this Aboriginal Place please contact the Heritage Information Management Team via email ahims@environment.nsw.gov.au
Date significance updated: 10 Jun 20
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Physical description: What's on the ground?
The northern burial section (1897-1952) is the only visible part of the cemetery at the Coast Hospital Cemetery. As well as the Dharawal Resting Place, the cemetery contains evidence of pre-1788 Aboriginal occupation. The Sydney Pistol Club, constructed in the 1960s, adjoins the cemetery.

Nature of the environment
Located on the Northern Peninsula of Botany Bay, the Dharawal Resting Place - Coast Hospital Cemetery lies within the La Perouse section of the Kamay Botany Bay National Park. To the east of the cemetery are sandstone cliffs. The original vegetation in the area has been mostly cleared and now comprises open grassland.
Further information: Located within Kamay Botany Bay National Park: La Perouse
Current use: Dharawal Resting Place - Coast Hospital Cemetery lies within the Kamay Botany Bay National Park. The park is managed for conservation and public enjoyment in accordance with a Plan of Management.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
2. Peopling-Peopling the continent Aboriginal cultures and interactions with other cultures-Activities associated with maintaining, developing, experiencing and remembering Aboriginal cultural identities and practices, past and present. Aboriginal Culture-


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
NPW Act - Aboriginal Place  30 Sep 05 1208037

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
ElectronicUnpublished plan prepared by the Parks and Wildlife Division, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, Sydney.2009DECC 2009, La Perouse Headland, Botany Bay National Park: Conservation Management Plan. View detail

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5062874
File number: 05/13273 & DOC05/12983

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