Every grave tells a story

There are many notable people buried in Waverley and South Head General Cemeteries – both famous and infamous. You’ll know some of their stories…and be surprised by many more.

The many prominent religious, legal, military and political figures interred in our cemeteries lie alongside writers and artists, educators and women’s rights activists, sporting heroes and everyday folk.

Every grave tells a story and you can hear them on a guided tour, read about them in the local history section of Waverley Library, and share your story about family or friends buried here.

Stories help us to connect to each other. They make new memories and bring new meaning to life.

Waverley cemeteries are places where – no matter how high or how humble – everyone’s story is waiting to be told.