Sunday, July 31, 2011

Port Arthur excavation

Excavations at Port Arthur were just part of a large project of research and conservation in the 1980s. In this case Krystal Buckley and the late Martin Davies made a prominent contribution. the photo comes from Helen Laffin, who participated in the Commandant's residence dig.

Clows Homestead

I was not on this dig, but here is a photo from Helen Laffin of Clows Homestead excavation in 1980. 

This site of archaeological excavations in 1974 and 1980 has intact sealed deposits of the 1840's and 1850's. It is now an overgrown and fenced off, located on a ridge overlooking Dandenong and Corhanwarrabul Creeks.  There is a Parks Victoria File (6031047) at Heritage Victoria. (WELLINGTON ROAD ROWVILLE, Knox City VHI, H7922-0007

Gibbons & Masters Patent Brick