The Burial Files – new podcast unearths Sydney’s shady past

Tuesday 11 June 2019

More than 250,000 people travel through Sydney’s Central Station every day! But did you know it was once the final destination for thousands of Sydneysiders?

The State Library of NSW’s new podcast series – The Burial Files – digs up the forgotten stories of the Devonshire Street Cemetery and the remains of some 30,000 Sydneysiders buried there between 1820 and 1900.

Over six episodes, you’ll hear from leading historians, curators, archaeologists, forensic experts and railway enthusiasts – each revealing a little-known piece of history about a place we thought we knew. 

The Burial Files has been produced by Sabrina Organo, the State Library’s Creative Producer of Multimedia.

The podcast is available to subscribe, download and stream from Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast platform.

Download the full media release