South Head Cemetery, located on Old South Head Road in Vaucluse, opened around 1845 and had its first interment in 1869.
In the early 1940s, the management of South Head Cemetery passed from a private trust to Waverley Council who owned and operated Waverley Cemetery.
Today, the cemetery has over 6,000 gravesites and memorials in 4 acres and is operated in conjunction with Waverley Cemetery.
Some of the notable people who have been laid to rest in South Head Cemetery include:
Sir Edmund Barton - Australia's first Prime Minister
Sir John Robertson - former Premier of New South Wales
Members of the Packer family, including Robert Clyde Packer and Frank Packer - newspaper proprietors
Members of the Fairfax family - newspaper proprietors
Members of the Norton family, including John Norton and Ezra Norton - newspaper proprietors
Frank Clune - author
Sir Walter Edward Davidson - Governor of New South Wales
Roy Redgrave - founder of the Redgrave acting dynasty
Edmund Resch - Resch's brewer family
John Charles Wright - former Archbishop of Sydney
Sir Richard Watkins Richards - former Lord Mayor of Sydney
Victor Trumper - cricketer
Howard Joseland - architect