Lake Macquarie History

Back to Search Results

Provide feedback on this item Do you have information, corrections, or photographs which could improve the accuracy of this page? If yes please click here to email us.


William Thomas Walters headstone in West Wallsend Cemetery

  • William Thomas Walters headstone in West Wallsend Cemetery

    Photo Ref: 28444

    William's death and burial are recorded in the Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate. The journalist wrote: 'He was an intelligent lad, and a general favourite with all his school fellows. The funeral cortage left the residence of his grandparents at 4 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, headed by the Sunday-school scholars of the Free Methodist Church, to which the deceased belonged, followed by the hearse, the sorrowing relatives, and a very large number of friends.' William's grave in West Wallsend Cemetery is a marked with a small marble headstone. The grave is in Row B, near the cemetery gates. His friends and family would have walked around 2km from town to stand at his graveside for the service.

  • Acknowledgement of Country

    We remember and respect the Ancestors who cared for and nurtured this Country. It is in their footsteps that we travel these lands and waters. Lake Macquarie City Council acknowledges the Awabakal people and Elders past, present and future.

    Council acknowledges traditional custodians throughout Australia. We commit to listening deeply to and collaborating with First Peoples in our work.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website and Council's cultural collections may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

    This website may contain place names, opinions and terms that reflect authors' views or those of the period in which the item was written or recorded. These may not be considered appropriate today.

    If you experience any issues with the website or its content please contact us [email protected]