Hambledon Cottage
Gregory Place & Hassall Street, Parramatta 2150


Parramatta & District Historical Society
(02) 9635 6924

April guest speaker is Mark Bundy. Mark is the Operations General Manager, of Rookwood Cemetery, he sometimes refers to himself, tongue firmly planted in cheek, as an “underground engineer”, adding the correct title nowadays would be “funeral technician”.

Mark commenced his career at Rookwood in 1992 and has held various roles within the business ranging from grounds maintenance, burials, and foreman, through to sales, grief counselling and dispute handling. He is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Rookwood’s fascinating and sometimes quirky facts. Rookwood Cemetery is recognised as the oldest working cemetery in Australia and the largest Victorian era cemetery in the world.