Archaeology at First Government House, Sydney
In this chapter we review of previous research and an outline of our methodology which has underwritten a new account of the archaeology of Sydney’s First Government House (FGH), a site of great national and international significance. Following a discussion of the formation processes and sequence of construction at FGH, we provide two studies of different aspects of its archaeology: first, the tablewares and dining equipage of Governors King and Macquarie, and, second, the unusual architectural history of the guard house, built c.1812 and partially demolished in 1838.
KeywordsSydney Urban archaeology Heritage Reinterpretation of archaeological records
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