WN Bull Funerals through the years

WN Bull Funerals 125th Anniversary Celebration: Mass of Thanksgiving

18 October 2017

WN Bull Funerals celebrated our 125th anniversary in 2017. A Mass of Thanksgiving was held in St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney on 18 October 2017.

Through the Years

1892 - 2012

With 120 years of history, there are some important dates and events WN Bull Funerals has participated in.

Pilgrimage of Grace 2012

September - December 2012

Between September and December 2012, WN Bull Funerals had the honour of assisting the Catholic Church on its Pilgrimage of Grace.

WN Bull Funerals and St Vincent de Paul


The supportive relationship between WN Bull Funerals and the St Vincent de Paul Society has evolved over many years.

Australian Mortality Through the Years


A company with a 120-year history of service to the community, during one of life’s most testing situations, is also certain to be a witness to marked transformations in the way that society meets that challenge.

The WN Bull Funerals Archives: Preservation and Perpetuation


WN Bull Funerals was founded long before computers, typewriters and even ball-point pens came into existence. Leather-bound ledgers and books of accounts, preserved from the business’ earliest days, show neat columns laboriously inscribed with ink-filled fountain pens.

Restoration to Honour Founders


As a special way of commemorating the 120th anniversary of WN Bull Funerals, Patsy Healy is liaising with the Catholic Cemeteries Board about restoring William and Marys Bull’s graves, which lie within the Roman Catholic section of the Rookwood Necropolis.

William and Mary Bull Through Their Grandchildren's Eyes


Explore memories of William Nugent and Mary Bull from the family members that remember them.

Letter from the Most Reverend Julian Porteus


The Most Reverend Julian Porteus' letter congratulating WN Bull on reaching the 120 year milestone and thanking WN Bull for their service and commitment to Catholics and their Church.

WN Bull Funerals' Point of Difference


In 1986, John and Agnes Harris purchased the funeral business, which heralded a re-invigoration of WN Bull Funerals. In 2010 they made the decision to sell to InvoCare Limited.

Sir Roden Cutler's Final March

28 February 2002

In the aftermath of a battle in Syria in the early stages of the Second World War, a young Australian lieutenant lay seriously wounded for a long day and night before it was possible to rescue him.

Modern Services That Encompass Heritage Values


WN Bull Funerals 120 years of continuous service to Sydney families is a heritage of which the business’ staff are justifiably proud.

Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop: a Respectful Re-interment

December 1993

In late 1993, John Harris of WN Bull ws approached to arrange the re-interment of the Venerable Mary MacKillop.

A State Funeral for a 'Man of Integrity'

October 1959

The funeral arranged for the Honourable John Joseph Cahill M.L.A., the only NSW Premier to have died in office, was one of the most substantial services that WN Bull Funerals has ever arranged.

Farewell for the 'Building Bishop'

March 1938

In 1938, the Catholic Church entrusted to WN Bull Funerals the responsibility for arranging the funeral of one of its most distinguished servants.