Dictionary of Sydney

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1798 Memorial

Memorial to the Irish nationalist uprising against English rule. Built of Carrara marble it remains a prominent landmark in Waverley cemetery.

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1798 Memorial, Waverley Cemetery


Erected by Sydney's Irish community at the end of the nineteenth century, the 1798 memorial honours Michael Dwyer, the Wicklow Chief, a hero of the 1798 Rising. Subsequent generations have included the names of those killed later in the struggle for Irish freedom.