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Guest Speaker – Dead & Buried
July 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Curious History of Sydney’s Earliest Burial Grounds
Celebrated Australian folklore collector, cultural historian, author and performer, Warren Fahey, presents a special talk on his new book, Dead & Buried.
Cemeteries hold fascinating stories, and Sydney’s three main early cemeteries – The Old Burial Ground on George Street, Devonshire Street Sandhill’s Cemetery and the grand Rookwood Necropolis – all played roles in the story of the city of Sydney.
These are tales of notable and ordinary people, the high and the low, and the good, the bad and the ugly. There are also stories of architecture, sculpture, religious practices and the ever-changing attitude to burial and remembrance.
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