Clothing and textiles at the Hyde Park Barracks Destitute Asylum, Sydney, Australia
Part of the An Archaeology of Institutional Confinement: the Hyde Park Barracks 1848-1886 project
Author(s): Peter Davies
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.
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Clothing and textiles at the Hyde Park Barracks Destitute Asylum, Sydney, Australia. Peter Davies. Post-Medieval Archaeology. 47 (1): 1-16. 2013 ( tDAR id: 426767)
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