Waverley Cemetery Walk 4

Waverley Cemetery was opened in 1877 and covers an area of approximately 41 acres, with 48,000 graves and 250,000 burials. Waverley Municipal Council is trustee for the cemetery.

These are the graves shown on our Walk Through History No. 4 and a map showing the location of these graves within the cemetery is available from Waverley Library.

  1. SIR PATRICK ALFRED JENNINGS (1831-1897) pastoralist and politician. The first practising Catholic Premier of N.S.W. in 1886 and the only non-Labor one.
  2. RICHARD ST. JOHN HONNER (1898-1962) surgeon and athlete. Admired for his work in the field of both obstetrics and gynaecology. A track contestant at the 1924 Paris Olympics.
  3. LAURENCE FOLEY (1849-1917) pugilist. "Champion muscular Christian of Australia". Bare-knuckle boxing champion of Australia.
  4. 4a. JOHN FRANCIS HUGHES (1857-1912) solicitor and politician.
  5. 4b. SIR THOMAS HUGB S (1863-1930) solicitor and politician.
    4c. GEOFFREY FORREST HUGHES (1895-1951) solicitor and aviator.

    John was a commanding figure in Sydney's legal, business and religious circles. His brother, Thomas, was the first to hold the title of Lord Mayor of Sydney. Thomas' son, Geoffrey, was a distinguished flying officer in World War I.
  6. JOHN McELHONE (1833-1898) merchant & politician. A strenuous figure in political life; his endless questions in parliament exposed many public wrongs.
  7. FRANCIS CAMPBELL BREWER (1836-1911) journalist. Worked on Sydney newspapers through the l9th century: The Monitor, the Evening News, the Echo, and the Sydney Herald.
  8. EDMUND RESCH (1847-1923) brewer. Founder of Resch's Waverley Brewery. Lived at "Swifts", Darling Point.
  9. CATHERINE MARY DAVIS (1846-1931) journalist. Travelling representative for the Evening News, Town and Country Journal, the Sydney Mail, Sydney Morning Herald and the Catholic Press.
  10. ROBERT LOGAN JACK (1845-1921) geologist ~ explorer. Government geologist for the Australian Colony. His geological work for Queensland was outstanding;
  11. HENRY KING (l855-1923) photographer. His photographs of Australian aborigines have been highly praised and his Sydney scenes are now part of our historic heritage.
  12. JOHN LAMB LYON (1835-1916) stained glass painter & art decorator. Award winning designer of stained glass, a portrait painter, and decorator of Sydney's G.P.O., Government House and rooms in Parliament House.
  13. WILLIAM URQUHART (1884-1931) Comptroller General of Prisons. During his 42 years in the Public Service, he was the controller of several penal establishments in N.S.W.
  14. CHARLES WILLIAM SHERMAN (1838-1911) Army Veteran. A veteran of the U.S. Civil War; a rifleman with Company F, 116th New York Infantry Regiment.
  15. WILLIAM HENRY McNAMARA (1857-1906) socialist agitator and bookseller. A founder of the Australian Socialist League, organiser of the Amalgamated Shearers' Union of Australasia.
  16. JULES FRANCOIS ARCHIBALD (1856-1919) journalist. Founder and editor of "The Bulletin"; endowed the Archibald Art Prize and the Archibald fountain in Sydney's Hyde Park.
  17. FREDERICK WILLIAM WOLGAST (1891-1921) police constable. Fatally wounded while pursuing a purse-snatcher in Centennial Park.
  18. LESLIE AUGUSTUS WADE (1864-1915) civil engineer. N.S.W. Irrigation Commissioner, involved with Sydney's ocean outfall sewer age system, the Burrinjuck Dam, and the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.
  19. ERNST BETCHE (1851-1913) botanist. Botanical collector for the Sydney Botanic Gardens and Assistant Government Botanist, he accomplished much valuable work in Australian botany.
  20. ERNEST CHARIES DAY (1857-1915) police officer. Rose through the ranks to become Inspector-General of Police.
  21. JOHN GORDON (1872-1911) scenic artist. One of the best known scenic artists of his time who worked many years for J.C. Williamson.
  22. LOUIS BECKE (1855-1913) author. Wrote over 30 books of adventure tales based on his own career in the South Pacific.
  23. 22a. ADA MAUD BAIN (1874-1912) housewife.
  24. 22b. FLORENCE WEBSTER (1987-1912) housewife.
    22c. MARY ELIZABETH SJOBERG (1871-1912) bookbinder.

    Members of a holiday boating party on Sydney Harbour who drowned when their boat overturned. Florence and Mary were sisters.

  25. SIR JAMES GRAHAM (1856-1913) physician and politician. A founder of the Women's Hospital. He was a prime mover in preventing the spread of bubonic plague $n 1900, and became Sydney's Lord Mayor in 1901.
  26. JAMES CLARKE WAITE (1832-1920) artist. A leading portrait painter and well known for his ability to portray domestic animals.
  27. 25a. JAMES FINGLETON (1876-1920) politician.
  28. 25b. JACK FINGLETON (1908-1981) cricketer and journalist.
    25c. LESLIE FINGLETON (1904-1963) accountant and real estate agent.

    James was a foundation member of the Australian Workers Union and represented the people of Waverley in the N.S.W. Parliament. Jack was a well known cricketer, commentator and writer of books on cricket. Leslie was an active member of the Waverley community becoming an alderman and Mayor of Waverley.

  29. 26a. WALTER CARTER (1853-1914) undertaker.
    26b. HANSON CARTER (1878-1948) cricketer and undertaker.
  30. Walter was the founder of the firm of Walter Carter Funeral Directors. Hanson, his son, was a well known wicket keeper and Test cricketer.

  31. WATKIN WYNNE (1844-1921) newspaper manager. A founder and general manager of Sydney's Daily Telegraph; alderman and mayor of Waverley; a founder of the Waverley Bowling Club and the Sydney Football Club, and of the Australian constitution of freemasonry.
  32. FREDERICK MENKENS (1855-1910) architect. Prominent Newcastle architect who completed the interior of Newcastle Cathedral, St Andrews Presbyterian Church, the Newcastle School of Arts, and more.
  33. HERBERT EDWARD ROBINSON (1857-1933) map publisher. For half a century he made mapmaking his hobby as well as his business and his maps were valued all over the world.
  34. CHARLES WILLIAM MacCARTHY (1848-1919) medical practitioner. A gentle and skilful surgeon; Chairman of the '98 Centenary Celebration Committee and designer of Waverley Cemetery's Irish Monument.
  35. EDWARD WILLIAM O'SULLIVAN (1846-1910) journalist and politician. A founder of the Tasmanian Tribune and the Evening Tribune, he also worked on the Argus and Daily Telegraph. Secretary for Public Works.
  36. DANIEL O'CONNOR (1844-1914) politician. One of the Colony's most noted personalities; Postmaster-General 3 times.
  37. ALEXANDER ROBERTSON (1860-1888) jockey. Accidentally killed at Randwick racecourse whilst riding "Silvermine" in the Tattersall's Cup.

Sources: Waverley Library's Local History Collection; Australian Dictionary of Biography; The Australian Encyclopedia; and newspapers.