TUCKED away at the end of a normal, suburban street in Jamisontown lie important remnants of Penrith's past — an unassuming cemetery dating back to 1834, established by one of the most prominent colonists, Sir John Jamison.

The Nepean Family History Society's publications offer a valuable insight into Penrith's many historic cemeteries.

In fact, it's possible many residents may not be aware some of them even exist.

The Sir John Jamison Cemetery, at the end of Lilac Place, is a shadow of what it once would have looked like.

A map of the cemetery was drawn by the Nepean Family History Society in 1994.

Treasurer Judy McLeod said since that time, a lot of headstones were missing or damaged.

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