Old Burial Ground

Principal cemetery for the town of Sydney between 1792 and 1820. Originally located on the outskirts of the city, by 1819 the cemetery was full and had become 'offensive to the inhabitants of the neighbourhood'. It was closed. on 28 January 1820, and replaced by the new Devonshire Street Cemetery. Some memorials were removed to the new cemetery. After its closure, the site became neglected and dangerous. In 1869 many of the remaining graves were exhumed and monuments removed to other cemeteries when the site was redeveloped for the Sydney Town Hall, but remains continue to be found by archaeologists.

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Opened
1792
Buried
08 Jun 1795
Buried
16 Oct 1796
Buried
28 Aug 1803
Buried
19 Dec 1804
Buried
16 Jun 1810
Buried
06 Apr 1811
Buried
30 Aug 1819
Buried
14 Sep 1819
Closed
1820
Buried
08 Dec 1832
Name
Alternate
Cathedral Close cemetery
Alternate
George Street Burial Ground
Alternate
Old Sydney Burial Ground
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