SYDNEY HARBOUR YHA and THE BIG DIG ARCHAEOLOGY EDUCATION CENTRE

Sydney Harbour YHA and The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre is an exciting development in The Rocks, featuring budget accommodation, heritage interpretation and a hands-on archaeology education experience.

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History and Archaeology of Colonial Sydney: 1494-1914

In Association with WEA Sydney, we are very proud to host this course, presented by the extraordinarily knowledgeable and very entertaining Dr Wayne Johnson, Archaeologist for Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.

This is a 6 week early-evenings course, running from Wed 23 July 2014 to Wed 27 August 2014, 5.00pm – 7.00pm.

The course examines the history of white settlement in Sydney, commencing with the earliest European contacts and carrying through to 1900. During the course we will look at some of the characters in NSW history; the Governors, famous men and women, and the lives of some of the average people who never really made it into the history books, but formed the major part of the population. The course will also look at some of the historic sites in Sydney, particularly The Rocks, and recent archaeological work which has uncovered evidence on the early settlers and the conditions in which they lived and worked.

The cost is $159.00 and you can register via the WEA website: http://www.weasydney.nsw.edu.au/index.php?action=course&course_action=detail&code=43HM032&search=1&keyword=archaeology

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The Big Dig
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'The Big Dig' archaeological excavations began in 1994, attracting enormous public and media interest.

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Education Centre
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The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre is a free-standing, purpose built educational facility.

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Education Programs
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A range of exciting education programs are offered at The Big Dig.

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Archaeology Weekend
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Get hands-on and excavate a section of The Big Dig site!

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YHA
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Sydney Harbour YHA is the largest archaeological urban development ever completed in Australia.

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