principal reference for the Moorefields component of
this project was the publication Moorefields Cemetery
Records Moorefields Road, Lakemba compiled by Joyce
Ormsby. Canterbury and District Historical Society,
1983. The area where the cemetery is located was previously
known as Belmore then Lakemba and today is known as
records Joyce Ormsby consulted to compile Moorefields
Cemetery Records were:
of Wesleyan Churchyard by Errol J. Lea-Scarlett,
Methodist Church & Cemetery Trust Record Book.
Wesleyan Cemetery Trust Record Book.
Methodist Church & Cemetery Trust Secretary’s
Municipal Council (over past 4 years 1978-1981)
in conjunction with a complete listing of headstones
taken in April, 1981 by Mrs J. Ormsby of Campsie.
wish to acknowledge Mrs Ormsby’s painstaking research,
Canterbury and District Historical Society for their
dedication to collecting, collating, recording and publishing
material of local content and the Royal Australian Historical
Society who assisted by way of a grant to produce the
publication Moorefields Cemetery Records.
publication of the first edition of the book (1981)
Cemetery Records compiled by Joyce Ormsby brought
an overwhelming response. Among the letters received
was this one from Mr William Cant containing additional
historical information about Moorefields Church and