Thousands of people travel through Sydney's Central Station every day, but how many know what once lay beneath it? Dead Central will take you on a journey back to 19th century Sydney, to rediscover a place you thought you knew.

Dead Central

A vast cemetery once sprawled across the land bound by Sydney’s Elizabeth, Pitt and Devonshire streets — where Central Station now stands. The Devonshire Street cemetery opened in 1820, but the city’s major burial ground filled up quickly in the decades following, only to become overgrown and abandoned. In January 1901, when the state government announced its intention to clear the cemetery, well over 30,000 bodies were buried there.

This haunting story is told through a 35-minute audio recording using your own device. We recommend that you bring your own headphones for the best sound experience.

The exhibition has been running since Saturday 25 May 2019, and will continue until  Sunday 3 May 2020.

Admission is free.




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