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Seventeen Ninety Eight Memorial

The 1798 Memorial is situated in Waverley Cemetery.  This is a beautiful cemetery in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.  It is about 10 ks from the city centre, just past Bronte shopping centre.  There is a regular bus service.  The cemetery is at the corner of St Thomas Street and Trafalgar Street, Bronte.

If you go in the front gate after 50mts the main pathway turns left towards the ocean.  Go down that pathway for 200mts and turn right.  You will see the Memorial 100mts ahead of you.

A vault on the left partially blocks the view as one approaches.  There was a proposal one time to build vaults all around the memorial.  The executive members of the Irish National Association, who have the care of the monument, were able to buy the land and prevent this happening.  It would have been a disaster if it did take place.

The Australian Federal Government has designated the memorial as part of Australia's National Heritage.  In 1990 it granted $50,000 for its conservation.

 

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