Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/archaeologists-quench-thirst-for-brewery-relics-20130222-2ex3u.html#ixzz2NaEkbkOJ
15 professional archaeologists and about 30-40 students (or possibly 70 http://latrobeuniversitybulletin.com/tag/carlton-united-brewery/) spent a few weeks uncovering evidence of Melbournes past - the footings of the seven-storey brewhouse, built in 1873, and other early 1850s shanty town structures were exposed. Among the features is the late 19th century brewing tower furnace.
Students digging for treasures at the old Carlton Brewery site. Photo: Penny Stephens
Finds so far include domestic ceramic crockery and old bottles, industrial items such as barrel stoppers and a large iron furnace stoker.
The 1.8-hectare site was occupied by the Carlton Brewery for more than a century, (c1858 to 1987) although early rate books suggest there may have been houses on the block from as early as the 1840s.
Interestingly, one of the better places to find out about Melbourne's Carlton Brewery, is at the Powerhouse museum in sydney http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/insidethecollection/2010/11/two-cities-two-breweries-two-designer-projects/
the site will be developed by Grocon - who are in almost constant dispute with unions. http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/building-unions-threaten-to-desert-super-fund-with-ties-to-grocon-20121118-29kbk.html
the first building is planned to have the face of Barak
is this a new form of cultural misappropriation?
Under a new cataloguing system at Melbourne Museum, which was developed under a four-year rehabilitation project, funded by an Australian Research Council grant, in collaboration with La Trobe University, all artefacts are logged and barcoded on-site to ensure no possible future data confusion. http://museumvictoria.com.au/about/media-centre/news/march-2013/history-snapshot-is-world-class-resource/