Dead Central – Tour for Tunks Group. 11 am , 10 September 2019
William Tunks was buried in the Devonshire Street Cemetery in 1821. This is a chance for his descendants to learn more about the history of this cemetery.
A vast cemetery once sprawled across the land bound by Sydney’s Elizabeth, Pitt and Devonshire streets — where Central Station now stands. The Devonshire Street cemetery opened in 1820, but the city’s major burial ground filled up quickly in the decades following, only to become overgrown and abandoned. In January 1901, when the state government announced its intention to clear the cemetery, well over 30,000 bodies were buried there.
We have arranged for a guided tour for up to 30 people. If you would like to join us on this tour please email us.