Barton, Sir. Edmund b. January 18, 1849 d. January 7, 1920 1st Australian Prime Minister. Born in Sydney, he was one of the main forces behind the Federation Movement. He led a delegation to England that led to Australia becoming a nation on January 1, 1901, and was active in framing the first Constitution. He served as Prime Minister from 1901 to 1903, then resigned to take a seat on the High Court, where he served for sixteen years. During his time as Prime Minister and Judge he did much to organize the new nation. (Bio by: Bigwoo) South Head Cemetery, Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Beaton, Morag b. July 2, 1926 d. April 1, 2010 Opera Singer. An artist able to present the repertoire of both the mezzo and dramatic soprano ranges, she shall probably be best remembered for her interpretation of Puccini's Ice Princess Turandot. Raised in Edinburgh, she was initially taught voice by her mother before joining the Royal Army in 1945. Following three years' service during which she both sang and performed routine duties, she returned home to continue her studies, then moved to London around 1948 where she trained on a part-...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Sydney War Cemetery, Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Bochsa, Nicolas b. August 9, 1789 d. January 6, 1856 Harpist, Composer. One of the foremost 19th Century masters of the harp, he greatly expanded its technical and expressive range. He was also a talented composer, but his accomplishments have been overshadowed by his eccentric and scandal-tainted life. Robert Nicolas Charles Bochsa was born in Montmedy, France, the son of a musician. A child prodigy, he learned to play several instruments with the opera orchestra of Lyon and composed a symphony at age 12. His opera "Trajan" (1805)...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Camperdown Cemetery, Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Clancy, Cardinal. Edward Bede b. December 13, 1923 d. August 3, 2014 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Lithgow, Edward Bede Clancy was the son of a school teacher who raised him up following the early death of his wife. Receiving his first education at Holy Camp Public School in Grenfell, St. Monica's Primary School, and Good Samaritan School in Richmond, he entered Marist Brothers' College in Parramatta and successively St. Columba's College in Springwood; and St. Patrick's College in Manly. Ordained priest in July 1949, Clancy was soon sent to Rome in order...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Saint Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Plot: Cathedral Crypt.
Cutler, Arthur Roden b. May 24, 1916 d. February 21, 2002 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, he served as Lieutenant in the 2/5th Australian Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, 7th Division. On June 19, 1941, at Merdjayoun Damour area, Syria, the enemy attacked Lieutenant Cutler's post with infantry and tanks. Lieutenant Cutler personally supervised the evacuation of the wounded members of his party and succeeded in establishing another outpost right in the town. Engaging the enemy, his work on...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) South Head Cemetery, Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Freeman, Cardinal. James Darcy b. November 19, 1907 d. March 16, 1991 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Sydney born James Darcy Freeman was educated by the Sisters of Charity and the Christian Brothers until entering the St. Columba's Seminary, Springwood, to begin his studies for the priesthood. Moving to St. Patrick's Seminary in Manly to further his studies, he was ordained priest in July 1930. Assistant priest at Grafton and Murwillumbah in the diocese of Lismore and later at Strathfield, Mosman, and St. Mary's Cathedral, Freeman acted as private secretary to Cardinal...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Saint Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Plot: Cathedral Crypt.
Gilroy, Cardinal. Norman Thomas b. January 22, 1896 d. October 21, 1977 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Glebe, Norman Thomas Gilroy was the second of six children born to a couple of Irish descent. Attending the convent schools of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, the Sisters of Charity, and the Marist Brothers, he interrupted his brief schooling to work for an estate agent at the age of twelve and ultimately left the following year. Joining the postmaster general's department as a telegraph messenger, he passed the telegraphist examination after a year and...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Saint Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Plot: Cathedral Crypt.
Lambert, George b. September 13, 1873 d. May 28, 1930 Artist. Born in Russia to American-English parents, he settled in Australia and during the 1910's and 1920's was that country's most celebrated painter. Lambert was particularly noted for his World War I scenes (he accompanied Australian forces on their ill-fated Gallipoli campaign in 1915) and portraits, painted in a conservative manner. His work fell out of favor almost immediately after his death, although several of his canvases still hang in national galleries in Australia and England. He...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) South Head Cemetery, Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Moran, Cardinal. Patrick Francis b. September 16, 1830 d. August 17, 1911 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Third Archbishop of Sydney. A native of Leighlinbridge, near Kildare, in the Irish county of Carlow, he was educated and attended seminary at the Irish College, in Rome, city where he attended also the Urbanian Athenaeum of Propaganda Fide, and was ordained priest on March 19, 1853. In Rome, he worked at the Irish College, first as teacher, from 1853 to 1856, then as its vice-rector, from 1856 to 1866. He was also professor of Hebrew in the Pontifical Urbanian Athenaeum...[Read More] (Bio by: Guy Gagnon) Saint Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Redgrave, Roy b. April 26, 1873 d. May 25, 1922 Actor. Born George Ellsworthy Redgrave in London, he emigrated to Australia and became a star of that country's silent cinema. He appeared in such films as "Robbery Under Arms", "Our Friends the Hayseeds", "Transported", and "The Christian". He was the father of actor Sir Michael Redgrave and grandfather of actresses Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave. (Bio by: Erik Lander) South Head Cemetery, Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia