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Sydney cemetery adventures

Saturday 25 February 2017, 01:30pm - 03:30pm

Type ~ Lecture
Event Capacity: 40
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Richmond Villa is at the northern end of Kent St near the approaches to the Harbour Bridge. Wynyard Station (train and bus) is a 10 minute walk and ferries are 15 minutes away at Circular Quay. There is some metered street parking but public transport is recommended.


How many cemeteries do you think there are in Sydney? Over the course of 8 months Dr Lisa Murray visited 120 cemeteries and gravesites in order to compile her field guide to Sydney's cemeteries. Join Lisa as she shares some of her discoveries and top tips for visiting cemeteries. Along the way you'll learn how to 'read' a cemetery and hear about some of the resources available for cemetery research.

A permanent archive? Sydney’s quarantine inscriptions: Unlike most archives, Sydney’s former Quarantine Station displays an incredible array of genealogical resources at exactly the spot where they were created. From the 1830s until the 1980s, detainees carved messages into the North Head sandstone, leaving enduring traces of their origins, arrival, literacy and – sometimes – their mortality. In this presentation, Dr Peter Hobbins teases out some of these stories and their wider meanings.

Location: Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

Presenters: Dr Lisa Murray and Dr Peter Hobbins   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

Please note that a second presenter has been added to this event.

Richmond Villa
120 Kent St
(02) 9247 3953
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