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This exhibition launch commemorates St Thomas’ Cemetery – the first European burial ground north of Sydney Harbour when it was established in 1845. The cemetery served the local Anglican congregation but also came to accommodate many other historically significant figures – particularly as an unofficial maritime cemetery. The site became a Rest Park in the 1970s.

The launch also marks the 30th anniversary of Sexton’s Cottage Museum opened in the laying out room of the original Cottage in 1986. The exhibition explores the Victorian and Edwardian ‘way of death’ and features a reproduction mourning dress and vintage mourning jewellery. There will be music and a guided tour of surviving monuments.

When: Tuesday 6 September 2016, 3:00-5:00pm
Where: Sextons Cottage Museum, St Thomas Rest Park, 250 West Street, Crows Nest
Cost: Free – Bookings are essential
Contact: or 02 9936 8400
Presented by Stanton Library – North Sydney Council.

Image: Panel 4 graphic 2 Badham burial, courtesy Stanton Library.

History Week Neighbours postcardThis event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
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