‘Murder, Manslaughter, Suicide, Mishap’

City of Sydney Historical Association (COSHA) present: ‘Murder, Manslaughter, Suicide, Mishap’: The very public business of determining death in colonial Sydney

Join Catie Gilchrist, Honorary Associate in the Department of History, Sydney University, as she discusses the findings from her new book. Most of us today rarely see a dead body. In nineteenth century Sydney, when health was precarious and workplaces and the busy city streets were often dangerous, witnessing a death was rather common. And any death that was sudden or suspicious would be investigated by the coroner.


When: Saturday 12th October 2019, 2pm
Where: Lord Mayor’s Reception Room, Sydney Town Hall
Cost: Gold coin donation appreciated, No bookings required

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