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Suburban archaeology: approaching an archaeology of the middle class in 19th century Melbourne

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This multi-disciplinary Australian Research Council-funded project is jointly held by La Trobe University, University of Melbourne and Deakin University. It engages archaeologists, historians and museologists in an investigation that places material culture at the centre of understandings of suburban middle-class life in Australian cities. The project responds to recent work on consumption, identity, and class formation about the need to investigate the material conditions of the urban middle class during the crucial period of its emergence in the nineteenth century. It will integrate analysis of excavated archaeological assemblages, museum collections, documentary sources, and spatial information, to advance understandings of the growth of modern cities and the construction of middle-class identities in the colonial world.

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Suburban archaeology: approaching an archaeology of the middle class in 19th century Melbourne. ( tDAR id: 407134) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8M90BRM


Spatial Coverage

min long: 144.765; min lat: -37.992 ; max long: 145.271; max lat: -37.636 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): La Trobe University ; Deakin University

Contributor(s): Bronwyn Woff ; Barbara Minchinton

Principal Investigator(s): Tim Murray ; Susan Lawrence ; Andrew May ; Linda Young ; Sarah Hayes

Record Identifiers

ARC Reference(s): DP1093001

TDAR ID(s): 6881


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  1. 300 Queen Street - Artefact Catalogue (2011)
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America