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Author Lawrence, Susan, 1966-
Title An archaeology of Australia since 1788 / Susan Lawrence, Peter Davies.
Imprint New York : Springer, 2011.

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Author Lawrence, Susan, 1966-
Series Contributions to global historical archaeology
Contributions to global historical archaeology.
Subject Archaeology -- Australia.
Alt Name Davies, Peter, 1968-
Description 1 online resource (xix, 421 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note continued: Coal, Iron and Steel -- Coal -- Iron -- Steel -- Conclusion -- 9. Migration and Ethnicity -- Chinese in Australia -- Labour Organisation and Settlement Patterns -- Food -- Health and Recreation -- Religious Beliefs -- Afghan Cameleers -- Polish and German Settlers -- Australian and British Identity -- New Australians: Bonegilla -- Conclusion -- 10. Urbanised Nation -- Understanding the Archaeology of Cities -- Creating Ground Surfaces: Filling and Levelling -- Dealing with Waste: Plumbing and Rubbish Disposal -- Changing Neighbourhoods -- Archaeological Insights on City Life -- Slums -- Well-to-Do -- Respectable and the Genteel -- Industrialising City -- Conclusion -- 11. Australians at Home -- Food -- Beverages -- Soft Drinks and Strong Drinks -- Table Settings -- Tobacco -- Dress and Ornament -- Health and Hygiene -- Childhood -- Money -- Conclusion -- 12. Death -- Responses to Death -- Old Sydney Burial Ground -- Convicts -- Mortality and Cemeteries -- Cadia -- St. Mary's Adelaide -- Parramatta Convict Hospital -- Randwick Destitute Children's Asylum Cemetery, Sydney -- Bush Graves -- Violent Death -- Batavia, Western Australia -- Police Garage, Melbourne -- Chinese Burials -- Great War -- Contemporary Aboriginal Traditions -- Conclusion -- 13. Twentieth Century and Beyond.
Summary This volume provides an important new synthesis of archaeological work carried out in Australia on the post-contact period. It draws on dozens of case studies from a wide geographical and temporal span to explore the daily life of Australians in settings such as convict stations, goldfields, whalers' camps, farms, pastoral estates and urban neighbourhoods. The different conditions experienced by various groups of people are described in detail, including rich and poor, convicts and their superiors, Aboriginal people, women, children, and migrant groups. The social themes of gender, class, ethnicity, status and identity inform every chapter, demonstrating that these are vital parts of human experience, and cannot be separated from archaeologies of industry, urbanization and culture contact. The book engages with a wide range of contemporary discussions and debates within Australian history and the international discipline of historical archaeology. The colonization of Australia was part of the international expansion of European hegemony in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. The material discussed here is thus fundamentally part of the global processes of colonization and the creation of settler societies, the industrial revolution, the development of mass consumer culture, and the emergence of national identities. Drawing out these themes and integrating them with the analysis of archaeological materials highlights the vital relevance of archaeology in modern society.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9781441974853 (electronic bk.)
1441974857 (electronic bk.)
9781441974846 (alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-1-4419-7485-3
OCLC # 682911752
Additional Format Print version: Lawrence, Susan. Archaeology of Australia since 1788. 1st ed. New York : Springer, 2011 (DLC) 2010937185

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