Category: News

The Big Dig Weekend, 26-28 May 2017

The Big Dig Archaeology Weekend was run from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th May 2017, as part of  National Archaeology Week. This program is part of our ongoing site maintenance and conservation work. Sydney Harbour YHA guests looking down the northern void saw archaeology ‘in…

National Archaeology Week, 22-28 May 2017

National Archaeology Week aims to increase public awareness of Australian archaeology and the work of Australian archaeologists. It’s held in the 3rd week of May each year. To find out about more about the exciting range of events organised for this year visit the…

Education Centre Solar Panels

In October 2016 solar panels were installed on the roof of The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre. Since 20 Oct 2016, when monitoring started, our panels have generated 3.535 MWh of power, which translates into 2.4 tonnes of CO2 that’s been avoided. The panels…

TTF Report: Built heritage and the visitor economy.

The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre, as part of Sydney Harbour YHA, is pleased to have been showcased (on page 9 😉 ) as a successful case study in the new Tourism & Transport Forum report titled  Built Heritage and the visitor economy:…

New Website

Welcome to The Big Dig’s new website. This website has been redeveloped to focus on The Big Dig archaeological site and the various events and educational programs offered about the site. If you were looking for information from our old website, originally developed to convey…

Sydney Open 2016

On Sunday 6th November 2016, Sydney Harbour YHA and The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre opened their doors for Sydney Open 2016. An estimated 1958 people visited the site, with over 510 being taken on tours of the hostel and The Big Dig…

50,000 students at The Big Dig

On Tuesday 25th October 2016 we celebrated a significant milestone; over 50,000 students have participated in archaeology education programs at The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre! The Hon Helen Coonan joined Mr Julian Ledger, CEO of YHA Ltd, in congratulating all those involved in…

World Archaeology Congress 2016

Alison Frappell, Education & Interpretation Officer for Sydney Harbour YHA and The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre, was one of over 1600 delegates from 83 countries to attend the 8th World Archaeological Congress at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. She presented a paper on the…