Barton Park Cemetery- St John’s Wallerawang

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

Comments 2

  1. I read the above section with much interest as two of my descendants are buried in Barton’s Private Cemetery.
    The were both named Alexander Cameron, father and son.
    Would it be possible to search for other family members through your society as although I have visited the site there does not seem to be a burial list available?

  2. My 3x great grandparents are buried at Barton Park. I researched them extensively, especially their families in Both Scotland and Australia – if you would like more information on them.

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