30 Members and guests attended Bathurst Family History Group’s Cemetery Wander Saturday August 12.
Interesting information about people buried at Barton Park cemetery was provided by Danny Whitty.
Barton Park is a private cemetery used by the Walker/Barton family from the 1840’s until the 1940’s The headstones of most of those buried at this cemetery were raised by over 3 metres to make way for the Wallerawang Power Station reservoir known as Lake Wallace. We were lucky to have this tour arranged by Jacqie & Brian Rudge as this cemetery is on private property & not generally accessible
The cemetery tour was followed by an enjoyable lunch at Williwa Cafe/Coronation Hotel, in Portland
After lunch we visited St John’s Evangelist Church as Wallerawang. This church owes its existence to Georgina (Walker) BARTON. After her husband, Edward Barton’s death in 1876, she had the church built on the estate as a place of worship for the Church of England and Presbyterians of Wallerawang