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.