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Now I lay me down to…

Did you know that Sydney is home to the largest cemetery in the southern hemisphere? It is the final resting place to over 1 million former Sydneysiders, including my ancestors.  Rookwood Necropolis, in Sydney’s western suburbs, was first opened in 1867 and is still an active cemetery today. The term necropolis refers to its enormous…

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September 7, 2021

Soldiers on Strike

There is a small chip in the wall outside platform 1 that is what’s left of a little-known event that occurred at Central Station in 1916. On Valentine’s Day in 1916 Australia was fighting in WWI and many army volunteers were stationed at training camps across the country. At 9am at a camp near Liverpool,…

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August 11, 2021

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