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The Hard First Days, 1829-30, free talk by Shane Burke

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The Hard First Days: Resource Stress at Swan River, 1829-30

A free public talk by Dr Shane Burke.

Welcome to Notre Dame's open campus events for the 2018 Fremantle Heritage Festival.

Peel Town was one of many coastal camps established by British colonists in 1829 near the Swan River. Unlike those in Fremantle, Perth and Guildford, Peel’s community collapsed within eleven months. Poor planning, bad luck and dislike of Peel, himself, are thought to be the main reasons the settlement failed. However, excavations by Notre Dame’s archaeologists reveal that the community soon exhausted its essential resources, contributing to its failure.

In this illuminating discussion, Notre Dame's popular archaeologist, Shane Burke, will share results from his latest research at Peel Town.

For more information on this and other Festival events at Notre Dame, visit us at www.nd.edu.au/heritagefestival.

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