This book of 387 pages, which has long been out of print, has now been reproduced on CD-ROM. It not only contains much of the social history of Sydney's Northern Beaches, where the compiler lived for many years, but also records over 6,000 graves, some dating back more than 150 years.
The compilation took over 20 years to complete, and the index consists of a total 12,558 entries.
Manly Cemetery (as with numerous burial grounds elsewhere), has such an interesting mix of those that have been buried there. The graves record two Knights, a Baronet, a General, three MPs, three Mayors of Manly, several Professors, two Judges, two journalists, a Monsignor, a comedian, a town clerk, a potato merchant, seventeen clergymen and a boy scout - just to mention a few.
Also lying there are the reputed 'Man From Snowy River', a CBE, a CMG, a DFC, and decendants of the 'Flogging Parson', Rev. Samual Marsden. There are people from at least thirty-eight countries and avery state in Australia. The monuments tell of only three uncles, but many aunts, sixty-five sisters and one faithful friend.
Pages can be enlarged for viewing, or printed if requied - but as the page images are handwritten, this CD is not searchable.