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An archaeology of colonial consumption: Sydney trade and material culture, 1788–1901
PROJECT Uploaded by: Penny Crook

This is the project archive of an ARC Discovery grant conducted between 2014 and 2018 that explored Sydney’s history as a colonial marketplace at the height of the British empire. It employed emerging digital technologies and pioneering new methods to explore the cost, quality and value of archaeological relics found across Sydney, and underwrite new transnational histories of empire, commerce and consumer culture.


Cost, quality and value in historical archaeology
PROJECT Penny Crook.

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...


"For the kitchen or nursery”: The Promotion of Willow and Other Common Transfer-printed Ceramics (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Penny Crook.

This paper explores the promotion of ‘Willow’ and other common transfer-printed patterns in 19th-century trade catalogues and Australian colonial newspaper advertisements. These ‘usual suspects’ (‘Willow’, ‘Asiatic Pheasant’, ‘Rhine’ amongst others) appear in large numbers on historical archaeological sites across the globe. We know from select trade catalogues and ad hoc advertisements that by 1880s, ‘Willow’ and ‘Asiatic Pheasant’, along with Band-and-line wares, were sold as dinnersets ‘for...


'Superior Quality' Appendices - Price Data (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Penny Crook.

Complete summary of price data compiled for the dissertation "‘Superior Quality’: Exploring the nature of cost, quality and value in historical archaeology" in PDF format. It groups each price by set and trade catalogue.


'Superior Quality' Appendices - Price Data (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Penny Crook.

Complete summary of price data compiled for the dissertation "‘Superior Quality’: Exploring the nature of cost, quality and value in historical archaeology". It groups each price by set and trade catalogue.


Trade Catalogue dataset (2019)
DATASET Penny Crook. Abi Belfrage. Alex Thorn.

This dataset includes the names and prices of over 55,000 ceramic, glass, footwear and jewellery items sold in 49 trade catalogues from Australia (Anthony Hordern & Sons 1894, 1897, 1899 and Mutual Store: 1892, 1900, 1907), the United Kingdom (Army & Navy Co-operative Society 1883, 1887, 1898; Bullene, Moores, Emery & Co. 1886-87; Civil Service Supply Association 1880; Harrod's Stores Ltd 1895; Henry S King & Co. 1880; Silber & Fleming 1860s, 1872, 1876, 1879, 1880s, 1889); United States...