Wollongong council plans legal access for lost Garrawarra cemetery after 50 years

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated June 25 2017 - 5:09am, first published 3:00am

For fifty years, access to the graves of 2000 people who died at NSW's only state-run tuberculosis sanatorium has been forbidden.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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