The Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioners’ (SHAP) Workshop, proudly organised by Extent Heritage, will be taking place once again this year during National Archaeology Week 2018. In this one-day workshop, historical archaeologists, students and anyone interested in the discipline will come together to share ideas, recent projects, technology and developments for historical archaeology in NSW. The […]

Explore the stories behind these buildings with displays, historic images and videos, including the heritage repair works carried out over the past 18 months, and of the specialist trades. Some artefacts that were discovered during the recent archaeological investigations at Parramatta North will be on display. Tour the grounds of the former Parramatta Female Factory […]

Hear the context for this remarkable building set in the earliest proposed town south of Sydney. Walk through the past and feel the stones breathe their stories, pore over the artefacts, discover the lives and history of this building from 1830s and its survival til now. Presented by the Bungonia and District Historical Society Sunday […]

In May 1818 John Oxley left Sydney to lead an expedition aimed at following the course of the Macquarie River. However, heavy rains flooded the river and by mid-July it was clear that he would have to abandon the attempt. Instead of returning directly to Bathurst he decided to strike eastwards for the coast and […]

Ever wondered what it’s like to be an archaeologist? Following the success of previous Big Dig Archaeology Weekends (2011-2017) Sydney Harbour YHA, in collaboration with Place Management NSW, The Rocks Precinct, will again run this exciting hands-on program for National Archaeology Week 2018. The program is run as a residential weekend experience, giving you the […]