Dead Central

Central Station is Sydney’s biggest station, with thousands of commuters and tourists walking through each day – however most walk through without knowing what lay beneath the ground before the station was built. Namely 30,000 people in what was known as Sandhills Cemetery between 1820 and 1900! Luckily, the State Library of NSW has created an exhibition called Dead Central to shed light on Central Station’s unknown past. We spoke to Elise Edmonds, the Senior Curator at the State Library about the exhibition. 

More information can be found here, or check out the accompanying podcast, The Burial Files, for a series of in-depth stories straight from the station’s graveyard.

Wednesday 11th of September, 2019

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