Wisemans Ferry Cemetery
Address: Singleton Road, Wisemans Ferry 2775 NSW
Wisemans Ferry is an historic cemetery with inscriptions extant dating from 1821 to the present day. The graves of many early settlers in this area and their families are to be found here. The earliest marked grave found was that of Jane Wiseman, wife of Solomon Wiseman, who built and operated the punt over the Hawkesbury River for some years from 1826.
Many of the old headstones are now difficult to decipher because of erosion and lichen growth and are in need of cleaning. Some have fallen and broken, others are damaged and have part missing. It is understood that the cemetery is to undergo restoration by Hornsby Shire Council and Conservation Volunteers Australia later this year.
The inscriptions were photographed by Joe Sharman during April 2011 and he later returned in an endeavour to improve some of the original images in better light. Nevertheless, a number of the headstones were unable to be identified and uncertainty exists regarding some of the details engraved on others. If anyone is able to positively identify any of the illegible inscriptions, please email details to Reg McDonell via the link on this site's FAQ page.
Joe's pictures may be downloaded from the list of inscriptions for this cemetery. In compiling that list, reference was made to the NSW online indices of births, deaths and marriages and to the Australian War Memorial online military rolls for additional information.
How to find it
The cemetery is 4km south of Wisemans Ferry on the southern side of Singleton Road. Lat -33.403033, Long 151.00828
For further information, contact the Council of the Shire of Hornsby, PO Box 37, Hornsby NSW 1630; phone 02 9847 6666; email: email@example.com
The number of inscriptions for this cemetery is 237
The listing was last updated on 2011-06-23
The listing was complete as at 2011-04-11
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