Image from the "Dead Central" photo exhibition. Courtesy: State Library of NSW.
Dead Central Photo Exhibition
Today Central Station is alive with movement, ferrying people across the city and out of town. But before the turn of the 20th century, the land upon which it now sits was occupied by less animated inhabitants. Until 1901, a vast cemetery sprawled across Elizabeth, Devonshire and Pitt Streets, containing what was estimated to be well over 30,000 bodies. The “Dead Central” exhibition at the State Library of NSW explores the forgotten past of Sydneyʼs busiest station, digging up histories and stories that are told through a fascinating 35-minute audio recording.