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Dead Central with Sylvia Rosenblum

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On Arts Wednesday, Sylvia’s guest was Elise Edmonds, Senior Curator at the State Library of NSW, talking about Dead Central. The old Devonshire Cemetery was pulled down to make way for Central Railway in 1901 and the exhibition traces the history of the cemetery, established by Governor Macquarie to the building of the new station. In many ways, this story mirrors the development of the small convict settlement at Sydney Cove to the thriving metropolis it would become.