Best Practice Guidelines

Principles and Sources

The principles
Do as much as necessary, but as little as possible

Understand and respect the existing fabric

Traditional techniques are preferred, but

Proven modern techniques are acceptable

Repairs will be identifiable on close inspection

New work should be readily identifiable Inexperienced trades-people should not work in cemeteries.

Sources of Principles
National Trust of Australia NSW – Guidelines for the Conservation of Cemeteries

Sagazio (ed) – Conserving Our Cemeteries

David Young, Heritage Consultant, Canberra, Australia

NZ Master Monumental Masons Association Inc. Cemetery Planning Manual