Victorian Cities of the Dead

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Some of BC’s most impressive 19th century cemeteries are located in Victoria, and instructor John Adams knows them intimately. In this talk, we’ll explore the history, symbolism, architecture and cultural trends of Victoria’s earliest burial grounds. We’ll follow the development of most of the city’s cemeteries right up until the First World War. Places such as Ross Bay Cemetery, undoubtedly the most famous Victorian-era cemetery in the province, were laid out according to popular ideals of the mid-1800s. We’ll also look at the Jewish Cemetery, Chinese Cemetery, Old Burying Ground (Pioneer Square), Veterans Cemetery and numerous churchyards in Metchosin and Saanich.

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