Hyde Park Barracks (Sydney) (Site Name Keyword)
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This ARC Linkage project was conducted between 2008 and 2011 to extend the analysis of the extraordinary assemblage recovered from the Hyde Park Barracks building between 1980 and 1981. It followed the Exploring the Archaeology of the Modern City Project (2001-2004). The primary purpose of both projects was to undertake a rigorous analysis of the rich archaeological and historical archive related to the post-convict era of the Hyde Park Barracks, particularly the above-ground sub-floor deposits...
An Archaeology of Institutional Confinement: The Hyde Park Barracks, 1848–1886 (2013)
The archaeological assemblage from the Hyde Park Barracks is one of the largest, most comprehensive and best preserved collections of artefacts from any 19th-century institution in the world.Concealed for up to 160 years in the cavities between floorboards and ceilings, the assemblage is a unique archaeological record of institutional confinement, especially of women. The underfloor assemblage dates to the period 1848-1886, during which a female Immigration Depot and a Government Assylum for...
An Archaeology of Institutional Refuge: the Material Culture of the Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney, 1848–1886 (2006)
This monograph presents the results of the EAMC analysis of the Hyde Park Barracks assemblage. It concentrates of the underfloor assemblage and examines many details of life in the Women’s Destitute Asylum and Immigrant’s Depot such as smoking, the distribution of religious tracts, the provision of medicinal care, the ‘make-do’ culture of recycled clothing and makeshift tooling, among other topics.
Archaeology of the Hyde Park Barracks (2010)
Entry on the archaeology and artefact assemblage of the Hyde Park Barracks in the online encyclopaedia, The Dictionary of Sydney.
Assessment of historical and archaeological resources at the Hyde Park Barracks (2003)
Assessment of historical and archaeological resources at the Hyde Park Barracks. 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.
Clothing and textiles at the Hyde Park Barracks Destitute Asylum, Sydney, Australia (2013)
Analysis of a large collection of textile fragments from the Hyde Park Barracks Asylum for Infirm and Destitute Women in Sydney (1862–86) has provided new information about women’s institutional clothing in 19th-century Australia. The remains of numerous clothing items recovered from sub-floor cavities, along with leather offcuts, buttons and other items, offer important clues about how the inmates dressed and how uniforms functioned in a context of institutional refuge.
Destitute women and smoking at the Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney, Australia (2011)
The Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney, Australia, was established in 1819 to accommodate male convicts, but in later years the building served as a depot for immigrant women (1848-86) and as an asylum for destitute women (1862-86). The occupation of the latter group in particular resulted in the loss of large numbers of clay tobacco pipes under the floorboards. The quantity and distribution of the pipes is used here to examine smoking behavior among the destitute female inmates, and to assess their...
EAMC Images - Hyde Park Barracks (2004)
Select images from the Hyde Park Barracks assemblage.
Early Zooarchaeological Evidence for Mus musculus in Australia (2013)
A recent discovery at the 19th-century Hyde Park Barracks Destitute Asylum in Sydney provides the earliest securely recorded zooarchaeological evidence for the house mouse (Mus musculus) in Australia. While M. musculus probably arrived with the first European settlers in the late 18th century, securely dated examples from the colonial period are rare. Our find consisted of a wooden matchbox containing the well preserved skeletal remains of three mice, in a context dating to the period 1848–1886....
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...
Exploring the Archaeology of the Modern City: Issues of Scale, Integration and Complexity (2005)
Historical archaeologists have advocated the need to explore the archaeology of the modern city using several different scales or frames of reference—the household and the district being the most common. In this paper, we discuss the value of comparisons at larger scales, for example between cities or countries, as a basis for understanding archaeology of the modern western city. We argue that patterns of similarity and dissimilarity detected at these larger scales can (and should) become part...
Hyde Park Barracks Artefact Catalogue (2011)
Catalogue of artefacts from the Hyde Park Barracks assemblage, as upgraded as part of the Institutional Confinement project. The catalogue was original combined by the Hyde Park Barracks Museum staff and enhanced during the Archaeology of the Modern City project.
Mistress of her Domain: Matron Hicks and the Hyde Park Destitute Asylum, Sydney, Australia (2015)
Matrons were often powerful figures in the daily workings of benevolent asylums and other institutions of refuge. Responsible for hygiene, subsistence and the moral oversight of inmates, matrons occupied a strategic point in the relationship between institutions and wider society; they embodied notions of institutional care, refuge and reform. Matron Lucy Hicks was typical of this pattern. As matron of the Hyde Park Asylum for Infirm and Destitute Women in Sydney, Australia, from 1862 to 1886,...
Understanding the archaeology of the modern city (2003)
This chapter reports some of the thinking behind the work that has been done in Melbourne with the ‘Little Lon’ Project begun by Alan Mayne and Tim Murray in 1996, the Sydney-focused Archaeology of the Modern City project begun in 2001, the Casselden Place project undertaken by a consortium of Godden Mackay Logan Pty Ltd (GML), Austral Archaeology Pty Ltd and La Trobe University during 2002, and forthcoming work in London, we will seek to more clearly establish the value of this broader...
Women and work at the Hyde Park Barracks Destitute Asylum, Sydney (2010)
Colonial authorities built numerous institutions in Australia during the nineteenth century to accommodate paupers, orphans, the sick, elderly and other ‘deserving poor’. Lurking in the background was the shadow of the workhouses of England and Ireland, which by the 1840s had earned an infamous reputation for harsh discipline and poor treatment of inmates. How did conditions in Australian destitute asylums compare with those in Britain during this period? A recent Australian Research...