1798 Memorial

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

Position
1898
Type

1798 Memorial, Waverley Cemetery

,
2012

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.