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Free Exhibition & Public Programs. Notables and New Discoveries, Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park 1821-2021 (The ‘old’ Cemetery 1821-1958)

Free exhibition and Public programs. Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park is the resting place of more than 13,000 people; here lie buried the early pioneers of Liverpool. Notables and New Discoveries re-assesses the park’s inhabitants and hierarchy, learn about them through the exhibition and talks.

2021 Commemorates the Bicentenary of Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park (formerly known as the ‘old’ Cemetery).

200 years since the first burial in 1821 the exhibition ‘Notables and New Discoveries’ provides a contemplation of this place in 2021. It is a robust sketch of the park, through the people of the park; they are the park. This new chapter, via newly commissioned research, photography, and drone-videography, together with artefacts and recent archaeological investigations act as a foundation to the forty-seven new stories interwoven within the exhibition and continues the story of this resting place.

The associated public programs ‘Who Lies Buried Here’ reveal key stories from early convict life, pioneers, paupers and an Irish rebel to the story behind St Luke’s Church Liverpool and the ‘old’ Devonshire Street Cemetery in Sydney; listen to scholars, family historians and authors reveal the fascinating foundation tales of early Liverpool and beyond.

Event dates

Event Details

462 Hume Highway, Liverpool, New South Wales

Corner of Hume Highway and Congressional Drive


Exhibition: Tue - Sat 10am to 4pm

Public programs:
DEAD CENTRAL THE OLD DEVONSHIRE STREET CEMETERY, Senior Curator Elise Edmonds, State Library NSW Sat 17 February - 11am to 12.30pm
A FIRST GENERATION PIONEER OF LIVERPOOL, Author Robyn Hardina Sat 19 March - 11am to 12.30pm
THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY, Author Dr Bryan Cowling Sat 9 April - 11am to 12.30pm
MURTY, IRISH REBEL TO RELUCTANT LIVERPOOL PIONEER, Author & Historian Brian Ahearn Sat 23 April 11am - 12.30pm
LIVERPOOL’S EARLY RESIDENTS REMEMBERED, Adjunct Associate Professor Carole Liston Sat 21 May 11am - 12.30pm

Entry fees:
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.facebook.com/liverpoolregionalmuseum/events
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Public programs provide complimentary tea, coffee and refreshments