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Memory, love and gothic horror

The evolution of the Devonshire Street Cemeteries

The Devonshire Street Cemeteries were the principal burial grounds for Sydney city from 1820 to 1867. In 1901 the cemetery was cleared to make way for Central Railway Station.

The fragile memory of the dearly departed is viscerally represented in the evolution of the burial grounds from decent solemnity to an overcrowded cluster of pestilential corpses.

Cemetery expert and City Historian Dr Lisa Murray will take you on a journey of memory, love and gothic horror.

This illustrated lunchtime talk will take place in the meeting room on Level 2, Customs House Library.

Free, but bookings essential.

This event is presented by the City of Sydney as part of their program for History Week 2019.



Wednesday 4 September 2019 from 12.30pm to 1.15pm

lunchtime talk


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