The BIGGEST disappointment, however, is that all the plaques pictured are in Black & White, and, in many instances, are poorly reproduced!
If the photos in Larry Koon's book were in color and crystal clear, it could have been a very fine reference work.
Rookwood is a British Dynasty (surname) whose family has a long history of political power, public respect and has been prosperous for generations dating back to 800 A.
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In 1860, an advertisement appeared in the Government Gazette seeking land for this purpose, to be located between Sydney and Parramatta.
Sydney’s first cemetery, known as the Old Burial Ground, was situated where Sydney Town Hall stands today.continue reading » Newcomb Pottery, also called Newcomb College Pottery, was a brand of American Arts & Crafts pottery produced from 1895 to 1940. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, the women's college now associated with Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. continue reading » This article deals with “real” Rookwood steins — those made by the Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati, Ohio, whose brown “standard” glaze was imitated by Mettlach in a series of portrait.It was soon decided to incorporate a dating system into this trademark, adding a radial “flame” around the logo for each successive year.…In 1875, the cemetery’s grounds were described as, “…being tastefully laid out with shrubs and parterres, divided by neatly-kept style of architecture being generally modern Gothic.” (Sydney Morning Herald, ) Residents of Haslem’s Creek began agitating for a change of name of their suburb to remove its association with the cemetery.I was looking for info on the various styles, glazes, dates, artists, and values and the book got me started in the right direction.