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Kings Square Archaeology: learn to dig it before you can spell it! (under 8...

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Outside Fremantle Town Hall

8 William St

Fremantle, Western Australia 6160

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Archae-aus, a cultural heritage management consultancy based in North Fremantle, have been appointed by City of Fremantle to undertake archaeological investigations for the Kings Square redevelopment project. Kings Square has undergone many changes since it was established in 1833. Archaeological excavations will be undertaken in areas between High Street and Newman Court. Archaeologists will be looking for evidence of the 1840s predecessor to the current St John’s Church, that used to stand in the centre of the Square. The archaeologists expect to unearth the earlier church foundations as well as historical material from the late 1800s. These will shed new light into what life was like in Fremantle during the early nineteenth century.

During the excavation the Musuem of Moving Objects (MOMO), a mobile museum bringing archaeology and history alive, and Archae-aus will be running daily childrens mini excavations. Children will have fun learning about archaeology by digging up artefacts from their own excavation box, followed by craft activities related to their discoveries.They will find interesting objects that were once used in Australia’s colonial period. These objects help to tell a story about what people were doing in the past and who might have used them.

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