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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 how health, landscape, moral and religious values all contributed to their design and how individuals treated their friends and neighbours in death.

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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: Wednesday 7 September 2016, 6:30pm
Where: Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
634 the Horsley Drive
Smithfield NSW 2164
Cost: Free
Presented by Fairfield City Museum and Gallery.

Image: courtesy Lisa Murray

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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