Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Office of the City Coroner

A branch of the Attorney General's department that kept details and statistics for the City Coroner for the Sydney Metropolitan coroners and incumbents in other country New South Wales districts from the 1830s until the late 1930s or early 1940s when the branch was absorbed into the Petty Sessions Branch.

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Glebe Coroner's Court


The former NSW State Coroner’s Court and Morgue building on Parramatta Road, Glebe, functioned as the centre of coronial justice in the state for 48 years, and tens of thousands of Sydney’s unexplained deaths, accidents, fires, explosions and missing persons were investigated there. The building housing two coroner’s courts and offices on the top floor and the morgue, refrigeration room and laboratory on the bottom floor, and from 1971  the Department of Forensic Medicine since 1971. In December 2018 it was replaced by a new facility in Lidcombe.