Rookwood Memorial Gardens has memorialised some very well known identities on our grounds.
- Dr John Mildred Creed MLA: Founder and President of The Cremation Society, later becoming NSW Cremation Company which established Rookwood, Northern Suburbs, Canobolas and Castlebrook Crematoria.
- Annie Elizabeth Silcocks: The first person cremated at Rookwood Memorial Gardens at 3.pm on 28th May 1925.
- Emily and George Bradman: Parents of the Late Sir Donald Bradman
Rookwood Memorial Gardens is a part of the Rookwood Necropolis where other people of interest have their memorials. This includes:
- Mei Quong Tart: A popular 19th century philanthropist whose work included the "Elite Hall" in the QVB
- Jacob Pitman: The brother of Sir Isaac Pitman, he introduced phonetic shorthand to Australia
- Watson’s Vault: A Gothic Revival Architectural vault, designed by William Wardell who also designed St. Mary's Cathedral Sydney
- Anthony Hordern II: He was the founder of the famous Sydney retail business
- David Scott Mitchell: He was the founder and benefactor of the Mitchell Library in Sydney
- Isaac Nichols: A convict who became the first Postmaster
- William Ramsbottom: He was the 1st Superintendent of the Historic Salmon ponds in Tasmania from 1864 – 1868, and
- Louisa Lawson: A pioneer of women's sufferage in Australia and Henry Lawson's mother.
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- Bee Miles: A notorious public personality from the 1950's and 1960's.
- David Jones: He was the founder of the famous Sydney department stores
- John Fairfax: He was the founder of The Sydney Morning Herald
- Peter Dodds McCormick: He wrote Advance Australia Fair, and
- Andrew Torning: He was the founder of the N.S.W. Fire Brigade.
- Harry Van Der Sluys (or Sluice): An actor and comedian: stage names include Roy Rene and Mo McCackie.
- The Hon. John T. Lang: 23rd Premier of New South Wales, and
- The Hon. Joe Cahill: 29th Premier of New South Wales.