Transport Access Points:
|Magpie Territory - Ashfield to Lidcome
Ashfield; Pratten Park; Ashbury; Peace Park; Wagener Oval; Croydom Park; Croydon Reserve; Broad Street Reserve; Henley Park; Enfield; Strathfield; Strathfield Park; Wallis Reserve; Freshwater Perk; Rookwood Necropolis; Lidcombe.
The first burial at Haslem's Creek Cemetery was reported to have taken place in 1867, when John Whalan, an 18 year old pauper Irishman, was buried there on 5 January. However, no official record survives of this interment. Local residents of Haslem's Creek objected to the cemetery bearing that name, so it became known as Rookwood. In no time at all the surrounding area also became known as Rookwood, defeating the purpose of the name-change.. The settlement of Rookwood then changed its name to Lidcombe in 1913. - a portmanteau of two mayors names, Lidbury and Larcombe. The cemetery retained the name Rookwood.