Tom Sweeney Guided History Tour

Is history part of your DNA? Join a unique history tour of Macquarie Park Cemetery and enjoy refreshments in the onsite café.

Discover real history and visit the many famous people buried here who are a rich part of our history.

  • Do you really know the story of William Morris Hughes?
  • Have you met our first ever silent film star Lottie Lyall?
  • Do you remember the case of young Graeme Thorne in 1960?
  • Or how the mother of Saint Mary MacKillop was drowned at sea?

You will learn all of this and more on the walking tour which will be followed by complimentary refreshments at the onsite Café.

Tours will be running on the following dates throughout the festival period:
Friday, 28 April 2023
Friday, 5 May 2023
Thursday, 11 May 2023

Bookings are recommended.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

Event dates

Event Details

Cnr Delhi and Plassey Roads, North Ryde, NSW

Please head to the onsite cafe next to the administration building. Parking is available onsite.


Meeting at the café at 10am for 10.30am start.

Entry fees:
Prebooking required
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities: