Suburban archaeology: approaching an archaeology of the middle class in 19th century Melbourne [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers Prof TA Murray; Asst Prof SE Lawrence; A/Prof AJ May; Dr SC Hayes; Dr LE Young

Brief description This project has three main benefits. First, it will help Australians understand more about the richness and diversity of urban experience in the country, thereby enhancing the heritage value of Museum collections drawn from urban archaeological sites. Second, by focusing on the historical archaeology of the emergent middle class in Australia we will improve our understanding of the history of Australian society during a crucial period. Last, it will enrich the social and cultural histories of Australia through a deeper and closer integration of archaeological and written historical information.

Funding Amount $631,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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