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Forgotten Pyrmont

  • Museum of Ancient Cultures Level 3, 29 Wallys Walk Macquarie Park, NSW 2109 (map)

In 2017 over 8 weeks, EMM Consulting conducted an archaeological salvage excavation of a site on the Pyrmont Peninsula. The site had been buried beneath a car park for 40 years after the buildings were demolished. The team expected an archaeological site with the remains of cottages, cess pits and hopefully a well or two. What we found was a small neighbourhood that had been left behind when the rest of the peninsula was being connected to the modern world. The project hosted two PACE interns during the fieldwork and is being assisted with the artefact analysis by a mix of PACE interns and Bachelor of Archaeology students.

Presented by Pamela Kottaras, Bernadette McCall, Justine Channing and Mary Hartley

Sponsored and catered by the Archaeological Society of Macquarie University (ASMU)

Time and date: 5pm, Friday 24 May 2019

Location: Museum of Ancient Cultures, Level 3, 29 Wally’s Walk, Macquarie University