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Dictionary of Sydney: Waverley Cemetery

Apart from having an incredible view, Waverley cemetery is known for being the grave site of prominent figures such as Henry Lawson and Edmund Barton. But what about the lesser known people that may have been incredibly famous in their time? One such character is Maggie Oliver, who was a colonial era comic actress. Nicole Cama chats to Tess about Maggie’s extraordinary life, but to find out more visit the Dictionary of Sydney website. You can also visit the cemetery for a walking tour hosted by the Friends of Waverley Cemetery volunteers, and the great part is that the proceeds go toward memorial restoration work.

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