Devonshire Street Cemetery (Defunct)

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Devonshire Street Cemetery (Defunct)

Also known as Sydney Burial Grounds (Defunct)

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Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Add to Map
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The Devonshire Street Cemetery (also known incorrectly as the Brickfield Cemetery or Sandhills Cemetery) was located between Eddy Avenue and Elizabeth Street, and between Chalmers and Devonshire Streets, at Brickfield Hill, in Sydney, Australia. It was consecrated in 1820. By 1860, the cemetery was full, and it was closed in 1888, the last interment was in 1891.

In 1901, the cemetery was resumed to allow for the development of Central railway station, Remains that were claimed were transferred to a number of cemeteries, including Gore Hill Cemetery, St Thomas Cemetery in Crows Nest, Rookwood Cemetery, Waverley Cemetery, Balmain Cemetery, Camperdown General Cemetery, Randwick General Cemetery, Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, and South Head General Cemetery. Remains were also relocated outside the metropolitan area, including Sandgate Cemetery in Newcastle, NSW.

The remains that were unclaimed were relocated to a purpose-built cemetery named Bunnerong Cemetery located adjacent to and subsequently absorbed by Botany Cemetery in the early 1970s to create the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park.

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  • Added: 22 May 2004
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