Fantastic Travels of our Parramatta Ancestors

Come on a guided tour of the historic Mays Hill Cemetery and hear the stories of the amazing travels of the forefathers of Parramatta. They travelled widely engaging in wars, exploration, rebellion, scientific study and more. Find out about the Baron whose family fled the French Revolution!

At Mays Hill Cemetery, you will be taken not only on a physical tour but also a tour of the imagination as you hear about the lives and experiences of previous residents of Parramatta, from exploring Antarctica to fighting in a revolution against the Russians. From rescuing a shipwrecked survivor from headhunters to fighting Zulus at Rorke’s Drift. From studying, mapping and recording Aboriginal Culture and tribal territories, to being a Danish Hussar at war with the Prussians and Austrians, the lives and travels of these people were varied and fascinating. Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy this interesting tour.
Light refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the tour.
Please wear good walking shoes and bring hats, water and sunscreen. The cemetery has some narrow paths and is on a slight slope so this tour would not be suitable for those who are unsteady on their feet.

Event date

Event Details

Steele Street, Mays Hill, New South Wales

Meet for the tour at the Lych Gate at the entrance of the cemetery which is in the park fronting onto the Great Western Highway.


2pm - 4pm

Entry fees:
Adults $15, Children $5.00, Concession $12, Family $30.00, Members $12.00
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Limited parking in bays but otherwise there is good street parking.