Part of the Urban Explorers series
Join historian and author Dr Lisa Murray, alongside Greg Ross of the Friends of Waverly Cemetery for a fascinating walking tour of this special place.
From its 1877 beginnings, the cemetery has been one of the most admired in Sydney. Its prime coastal position and sublime aspect has made it a popular choice for burials of the rich and famous. Find out how this important place has grown into its location to become what we see today.
We recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen, and bring a bottle of water. Event will proceed in wet weather - please dress accordingly.
Tour led by Dr Lisa Murray
Dr Lisa Murray is a historian and author. With 20 years of experience in the field of public history, Lisa is passionate about making our history accessible to everyone. Recent publications include the award-winning Sydney cemeteries: a field guide (NewSouth Publishing, 2016) and Our city: 175 years in 175 objects (City of Sydney, 2017). Lisa is currently writing a history and graveside companion for Australian cemeteries, to be published by the National Library of Australia.
About Urban Explorers
Urban Explorers is a series of new tours inviting visitors to explore some of Sydney’s most unique and intriguing sites and buildings.