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Australian Journal of Historical Archaeology Volume 02
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Archive of papers from Volume 2 of the Australian Journal of Historical Archaeology, published by the Australian Society for Historical Society (ASHA) in 1984.

Convict Housing at Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia: a study in the context of British workers’ and American slave accommodation (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Harold Mytum.

Parramatta was even more successful than Sydney in the late 18th century, during the early days of the British colony. After a short period of ad hoc settlement around the farm at Rose Hill, Parramatta was laid out as a planned settlement on a grid pattern. Several early convict cabins have been excavated, and early maps and illustrations indicate the settlement’s layout and appearance, with neatly spaced cabins and the Governor’s House as a central focus. This arrangement can be compared with...

The Convict Road Station Site at Wisemans Ferry: an Historical and Archaeological Investigation (1984)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Grace Karskens.

In examining the contribution of the convicts to Australia's early material history, archaeologists and architectural historians usually focus on impressive, durable structures such as public buildings and bridges. The convict road station site at Wisemans Ferry presents an alternative record. It comprises the remains of the temporary, rough dwellings of the convict gangs which constructed the Great North Road between 1826 and 1836, and it is particularly valuable because of the absence of...

Osteobiographies of British Prisoners from the Old Convict Burial Ground on Watford Island, Bermuda (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Thomas A Crist. Deborah A. Atwood.

This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The unexpected discovery of human remains from an unmarked cemetery for convicts located on Watford Island, Bermuda provides a unique opportunity to reconstruct the lives of these forgotten builders of the British Royal Naval Dockyard, now a major tourist destination. Buried in the early 1850s, the remains of at least seven men represent more than 9,000 British and Irish prisoners...