Guest Speaker: Dr Celestina Sagazio
$5 GSV members. $20 non-members. FHC, RHSV and CAV members should contact the GSV for a 25% discount.
Bookings are required and can be made online, by email, in person or by telephone (Mon-Fri 9.00am-4.00pm). Joint members please book in separately if both attending.
This illustrated presentation will provide fascinating information about the Old Melbourne Cemetery, which was situated on the Queen Victoria Market site, as well as revealing details about the development of the market itself. The Old Melbourne Cemetery, which opened in 1837, was Melbourne’s first official cemetery but it was doomed as it was surrounded by settlement and over time government authorities and businesspeople planned to replace it with the Queen Victoria Market. It is estimated that the remains of 7000 people are still buried beneath the market. This very interesting and much-loved historic site is steeped in history and will reveal many astonishing stories.
Dr Sagazio is a recognised authority on the history and conservation of cemeteries in Victoria and Melbourne’s heritage. In addition to her publications, Dr Sagazio shares her passion and enjoyment of heritage, by bringing history to life in an engaging and informative way through story-telling, presentations and specialty tours. Dr Sagazio is the organiser/tour guide of the very popular and professionally choreographed Halloween cemetery tours and other well-received night and day tours of Melbourne General Cemetery which raise significant funds for the restoration of significant cemetery monuments.
Melbourne VIC 3000
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