The Old Burial Ground (now occupied by the Sydney Town Hall) was used between September 1792 and 1820, when it officially closed. Its replacement was the Sandhills Cemetery (Devonshire Street Cemetery), which later became the site of Central Railway Station. By the 1840s there were concerns about overcrowding and over the next twenty years a number of alternative locations were considered. In 1862 the government purchased 200 acres of land 'near Homebush on the Railway Line

Devonshire Street Cemetery, Also known as Sandhills Cemetery. All these graves had to be relocated to allow for the expansion of the Sydney Railway Station.

Shopping at Seven Hills in western Sydney in the 1900. Photo shared by Elders Real Estate. v@e

Beaufoy Merlin Short Street, Hill End 1872 Wet plate glass negative, on 18504 . Hill End in 1872 was a gold town at its peak. According to the Empire 7 June “The streets were thronged by a motley crowd.

Sydney in the 1850s

Hatton, shows the harbour, with some of the ships that plied the trans-Tasman route.

View of Sydney from the bridge pylon 1940 > 2016. [National Library of Australia > Steve Withers. By Nicole Harvey]

View of Sydney from the bridge pylon 1940 > [National Library of Australia > Steve Withers. By Nicole Harvey]

George St West (Broadway) circa 1890 - that's Sydney University in the background.

Lost Sydney· George St West (Broadway) circa 1890 - Sydney University in the background.

ON the morning of September 22, 1882, Sydney awoke to a grand and terrible spectacle. Its most flamboyant building, the Garden Palace, was burning to the ground.

ON the morning of September Sydney awoke to a grand and terrible spectacle. Its most flamboyant building, the Garden Palace, was burning to the ground.

Sydney, Australia, becomes a city On this day …….. 10th of July 1852 The city of Sydney is Australia’s largest city, though it is not the country’s Capital city. Originally known as Sydney Town, it was established in 1788 at Sydney Cove by Captain Arthur Phillip, who led the First Fleet from Britain. He named it after the British Home […]

of July 1852 The city of Sydney is Australia’s largest city, though it is not the country’s Capital city. Originally known as Sydney Town, it was estab…

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