As ground is broken for each high-rise development, archaeological remains are unearthed and hidden histories discovered, offering a chance to see what lies directly underfoot.
In Sydney we are knee deep
in ruins. Our archaeological sites may well be sarcophagus-free zones
but our underground discoveries offer more than muddy boots.
Parbury Ruins in the historic Millers Point district
was unearthed in 2000 during the construction of a residential apartment
block, revealing the footings of a 1820s two-bedroom cottage including
the remains of a fireplace and veranda, and a building line perched on
the very edge of the harbour. This archaeological gem is now preserved
below the large residential complex and a great example of what lies
beneath the modern concrete jungle.
More ifnormation at Museums and Galleries New South Wales.