Sydney (Geographic Keyword)
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Assessment of historical and archaeological resources of the Lilyvale site, The Rocks, Sydney. Resource assessments were carried out for all sites selected for the EAMC during the first stage of the project in order to determine the priorities for analysis.
Cost, quality and value in historical archaeology
This doctoral research program explored three key concepts in nineteenth-century consumerism - cost, quality and value - and the role they play in examining the archaeological material culture of the modern world. It encompassed two primary strands of inquiry: one, a consumption-theory driven study of trade catalogues to analyse the cost and promotion of 19th-century tablewares; and two, a close study of production flaws observed in archaeological sherds. These culminated in a consideration of...
Exploring the Archaeology of the Modern City project
The ‘Exploring the Archaeology of the Modern City’ project (EAMC) was established in 2001 by Professor Tim Murray of the Archaeology Program of La Trobe University and Industry Partners, to analyse and interpret the large assemblages excavated from historical archaeological sites which are held in storehouses across Sydney. Funding for the project was provided by the Australian Research Council through its Linkage Scheme. The project gave to the analysis of ten discreet household assemblages...
The Historical Archaeology of the First Government House site, Sydney: Further Research (2006)
This publication presents the results of the EAMC analysis of assemblages at the First Government House site. It includes a discussion of the site’s formation processes and three studies of different aspects of the historical archaeology of First Government House: one, the printing office and additional lead type recovered in Young Street; two, the tablewares and dining equipage of Governors King and Macquarie; and three, the unusual architectural history of the guard house, built c. 1812 and...
Paddy's Market (2006)
Artefact and context data from the Paddy's Market excavation in 1993. Records were compiled and assessed by not modified by the EAMC team. The original catalogue was prepared by Godden Mackay Logan and Wendy Thorp.
Trade catalogue data (2008)
This dataset includes 35,610 individual prices for glass and ceramic tableware from 25 Australian, English, North American and Canadian store and mail-order catalogues dating from 1872 to 1907. It includes bibliographic information about each catalogue and detailed descriptions of each tableware set.