David Jones & Anthony Hordern

David Jones & Anthony Hordern

With over one million burials Rookwood is the world's largest Victorian cemetery. It services over 90 different religious and cultural denominations, making is truly representative of Sydney's diversity. Over the years many famous, and sometimes infamous, people have been interred at Rookwood and this series of short bio films - titled 'Rookwood Notables' - shows four fascinating aspects of Sydney life through the stories of John Fairfax, David Jones & Anthony Hordern, Roye Rene and Mei Quong Tart.

Legendary retailers David Jones and Anthony Hordern both established department store chains that dazzled the colonies in their diversity and enterprise. At one stage Anthony Hordern's Sydney emporium offered over 54 acres of retail and sold everything from “a needle to an anchor”.

Film devised and produced by Warren Fahey and Mic Gruchy.