Dolly's Creek

Susan Lawrence
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Dolly's Creek

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History

Published

11 June 2000

ISBN

9780522865523

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17.9MB

Subjects

History

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Dolly's Creek

Susan Lawrence
Dolly's Creek tells the stories of the archaeological research on Dolly's Creek and of the mining community that was uncovered as a result.
Between 1990 and 1992, a group of archaeologists mapped the remains of the settlement on the Moorabool and excavated four houses there. Like the miners, they were drawn to the site by the desire to dig for treasure. In Dolly's Creek, Susan Lawrence tells the story both of their archaeological research and of the community they uncovered.
Dolly's Creek uses landscape, material objects and documents to gain an understanding of the nature of the diggings community and of the ways in which it changed as the gold rush passed. Susan Lawrence's imaginative, exploratory approach invites us to engage in the clue-finding, jigsaw-like quality of the archaeological hunt.
This is a beautifully written book—historical ethnography at its best.
Between 1990 and 1992, a group of archaeologists mapped the remains of the settlement on the Moorabool and excavated four houses there. Like the miners, they were drawn to the site by the desire to dig for treasure. In Dolly's Creek, Susan Lawrence tells the story both of their archaeological research and of the community they uncovered.
Dolly's Creek uses landscape, material objects and documents to gain an understanding of the nature of the diggings community and of the ways in which it changed as the gold rush passed. Susan Lawrence's imaginative, exploratory approach invites us to engage in the clue-finding, jigsaw-like quality of the archaeological hunt.
This is a beautifully written book—historical ethnography at its best.

Susan Lawrence

Susan Lawrence is a professor of archaeology at La Trobe University. She is the author of numerous books and edited collections, including Dolly’s Creek: An Archaeology of A Victorian Goldfields Community and Sludge: Disaster on Victoria’s Goldfields.

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