Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond


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Devonshire Street Cemetery


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In 1820, Governor Macquarie ordered the consecration of the Devonshire Street Cemetery. A brick wall was erected before any interments took place to enclose its 4 acres (1.6 hectares). Within a four-year period the cemetery was expanded by the addition of 7 acres (2.8 hectares) to its south. A road was formed along the southern boundary of the cemetery in the first half of the 1830s and was called Devonshire Street. The Devonshire Street Cemetery, where many of the early settlers were buried, was later moved to build the Sydney railway terminus.

In 1901, the cemetery was resumed to allow for the development of Central railway station, Sydney and representatives of deceased persons buried in the Devonshire Street cemetery were given two months to arrange for exhumation and removal of remains from the cemetery. All reasonable costs were borne by the [Government of New South Wales. The remains that were unclaimed were relocated to a purpose-built cemetery named Bunnerong Cemetery. Remains that were claimed were transferred to a number of cemeteries as listed below. Bunnerong Cemetery, south of the city, had a tram line constructed to make the removal of recasketed remains as simple as possible. Bunnerong Cemetery was next to the Botany Cemetery and, in the early 1970s, was absorbed by that cemetery to create the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park. Central railway station was opened on 4 August 1906.

Burials Relating To Mid North Coast Pioneers

William A MASON (1802-1856)

John PAUL (1803-1844)

James MORAN (1819-1856)

Given names Surname Sosa Birth Place Death Age Place Last change
William A MASON
before May 29, 18022185May 29, 185616454Chippendale, New South Wales, Australia
calculated 18192011May 11, 185616437Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
calculated 18032170July 15, 184417641St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia