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Ideas sought on future of Waterfall cemetery

THE community have been invited to help decide the future management of the Waterfall General Cemetery.
Wollongong City Council will launch a video on the history of the cemetery and the consultation which will look at the management of the cemetery – also known as Garrawarra Cemetery.
From 1909 to 1949, the cemetery was used for the burial of more than 2000 patients with tuberculosis  from the nearby Waterfall Sanatorium.
The launch will take place at Level 9 Function Room, Wollongong City Council Administration Building, Burelli Street, Wollongong at 6pm, Thursday September 19.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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