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Author Davies, Peter, 1968- author.

Title An archaeology of institutional confinement : the Hyde Park Barracks, 1848-1886 / Peter Davies, Penny Crook, Tim Murray.

Publication Info. The University Of Sydney, N.S.W. : Sydney University Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource.
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Series Studies in Australasian historical archaeology ; v. 4
Studies in Australasian historical archaeology ; v. 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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 Infirm and Destitute Women occupied the second and third floors of the Barracks. Over the years the women discarded and swept beneath the floors thousands of clothing and textile fragments, tobacco pipes, religious items, sewing equipment, paper scraps and numerous other objects, many of which rarely occur in typical archaeological deposits. These items are presented in detail in this book.
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Subject Hyde Park Barracks (Sydney, N.S.W.)
Women's shelters -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.)
Women -- Institutional care -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.)
Women immigrants -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.)
Material culture -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.)
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Social life and customs -- 1788-1900.
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Material culture. (OCoLC)fst01011739
Women immigrants. (OCoLC)fst01177764
Women -- Institutional care. (OCoLC)fst01176810
Women's shelters. (OCoLC)fst01178844
New South Wales -- Sydney. (OCoLC)fst01204574
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology.
Chronological Term 1788-1900
Added Author Crook, Penny, author.
Murray, Tim, 1955- author.
Other Form: Print version: Davies, Peter, 1968- Archaeology of institutional confinement. The University Of Sydney, N.S.W. : Sydney University Press, 2013 9781920899790 (OCoLC)858610704
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