Thousands of people travel through Sydney’s Central Station every day, but how many know what once lay beneath it? This nine-part series will take you on a journey back to 19th century Sydney, to rediscover a place you thought you knew.
TRAILER: The Gatherings Order
In 1918–19 an influenza pandemic took an estimated 15,000 Australian lives, and millions more around the world. One hundred years on, as we grapple with COVID-19, this five-part series rakes through the archives of the State Library of NSW with historians, public health experts and scientists to trace the path of the 1918-19 pandemic. An eerily familiar story of loss, resilience and discovery in a world turned upside down.
Episode 9: What Remains
Archaeologists unearth more bones at the Sydney Metro site.
Music provided by Jamendo: Passando-Mattia Vlad Morleo, Sur le fil-Eracilon, Suspense-Matti Paalanen,Suspence-Rally Wender, Cellenade-Eracilon, Cellofan-Eracilon, Sad Keys-Julian Guacaneme, Respiro-Mattia Vlad Morleo, Merci-Ad Libitum. Additional Music: Cylinder Six-Chris Zabriskie.
Episode 8: Murder and Madness
Sydney’s struggle with the 'unsound mind'.
Music provided by Jamendo: Funeral piano melody-Nerevarin, Mirage-Ad Libitum, Cellomane-Eracilon, Cellofan-Eracilon, Piano and Classic Man-Armando Lagozza, Cinematic-Moff, Suspence-Rally Wender, Color Blue-Ad Libitum, Strings of Sorrow-Szymon Pytel, Fate-Gregoire Lourme
Episode 7: News of a Monstrous Deed
A bold plan, a printing press and a violent murder: the rise and fall of Dr Robert Wardell.
Music provided by Jamendo: Perpetuum II-Ad Libitum, Cellendade-Eracilon, Cellofan-Eracilon, Sad Keys-Julian Guacaneme, Suspence-Rally Wender, Charcoal-Chad Crouch, Folitude (piano)-Eracilon, Szymon Pytel-Strings of Sorrow, Anxious Thoughts-Celestial Aeon Project
Episode 6: Digging Up the Dead
How thousands of human remains were exhumed and moved.
Music provided by Jamendo: Passando-Mattia Vlad Morleo, Cellofan-Eracilon, Mirage-Ad Libitum, Cellomane-Eracilon, Cellenade-Eracilon, Mendelsshon-Barcarola op.19 n.6-Aufklarung, Reflexion-Whiteyes, Perpetuum II-Ad Libitum, Folitude (piano)-Eracilon.
Episode 5: Crime and Punishment
The gruesome story behind the murder of Samuel and Esther Bradley.
Music provided by Jamendo: Ad Libitum-Color Blue, Szymon Pytel-Strings of Sorrow, Gregoir Lourme-Insomnia, Titan Slayer-Eerie Atmosphere. Additional Music provided by: RoyaltyFreeMusic, Instrumental Version-Cinematic Dark Mysterious Suspense Grand Piano Drama Pictures Theme Soundtrack 022
Highly recommended if you’re interested in Sydney
Stumbled upon this podcast by chance and I was so pleasantly surprised at how well produced, fascinating, and insightful the show was. As a newly frequent patron of the state library, I didn’t know about these podcasts series you guys produced until very recently. I wish there would be more advertising or articles about them so more people would know about the great work the state library’s curators have done.
If a historic cemetery and its adventures is of interest to you you have just struck gold.