Where the bodies are buried: Jan Senbergs

Where Jan Senbergs grew up, in the inner-Melbourne industrial suburb of Richmond, there was if not a history of underground mining, then at least one of open cut. The Burnley bluestone quarry with its noisy stone-crushing mill was glowingly memorialised in paint by Frederick McCubbin in the 1900s. A few years later, its vast excavations were further deepened and extended to form a second (flood mitigation) channel for the Yarra, creating what is now Herring Island.

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