From burial ground, to churchyard, to church cemetery and then general cemetery: Sydney’s cemeteries demonstrate the implementation of a 19th century novelty in the colony. The planning and design of Sydney’s cemeteries is an under appreciated aspect of Sydney’s urban history. As Dr Lisa Murray will demonstrate in her talk, health, landscape, moral and religious values all contributed to their design and how individuals treated their friends and neighbours in death.
Dr Lisa Murray is the City Historian at the City of Sydney Council, overseeing a diverse History Program that encompasses local and community history, civic and municipal history, and urban history. Lisa is passionate about making history accessible to the public, and is an award-winning author of planning histories and a regular contributor to debates around public history.
Proudly presented as part of the History Council of NSW’s Speaker Connect program for History Week 2016.
When: Friday 9 September 2016, 11:00am
Where: Council Chambers, Level 6, Ashfield Civic Centre,
260 Liverpool Road
Ashfield NSW 2131
Presented by Ashfield Library.
Image: courtesy Lisa Murray
This event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
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