Night Talk: Past lives: convict stories through an archaeological lens
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (AEST)
The archaeology of Australia’s convict past is found in Sydney and Parramatta and other parts of Greater Sydney and beyond. This talk presents the findings from various archaeological projects in Sydney and Parramatta as part of bringing together 20 years of research. Discussions will focus on the early landscape of the Sydney Domain and Parramatta; early convict potters and their products; convict infrastructure, such as the Macquarie-era dockyards and Parramatta convict hospital; as well as the lives of some Parramatta emancipated convicts and how they made good.
About the speaker:
Dr Mary Casey has worked as an archaeological consultant since 1989 and has been a director of Casey & Lowe Archaeology & Heritage since 2002. She has directed more than 100 archaeological projects. She is an honorary Research Associate, Department of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology, University of Sydney and a member of Archaeology of Sydney Research Group. Mary has research interests in early pottery, convicts, landscape archaeology on which she has published a number of papers.
Date: Wednesday, 11 September
Time: Doors open at 5.45pm and the lecture will begin promptly at 6pm.