Author: Alison Frappell

Traditional Drawing Workshop, 30 Mar 2019

Saturday 30 March 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm Using the architecture and urban landscape of The Rocks in Sydney, this workshop will provide a platform for participants to develop foundational sketching and drawing skills. It is suitable for professionals looking to enhance their design…

The Big Dig Archaeology Weekend, 24-26 May 2019

The Big Dig Archaeology Weekend 2019 is now confirmed for Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May 2019, the final weekend of National Archaeology Week 2019. Applications are now open! Please see the information and application form below. Please email thebigdig@yha.com.au if you would…

Lifeway: George Cribb

The Lifeway series explores the lives of some of the people who once lived on The Big Dig site. They were written by Prof. Grace Karskens, who’s comprehensive book about the site ‘Inside the Rocks’ is available from the reception desk of Sydney…

Colonial Gastronomy, 5 Aug 2018

On Sunday 5 August 2018 Sydney Living Museums will be running a special 3 hour interactive program at both Susannah Place Museum and The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre, looking at what was on early colonists’ tables and in their shops. The program…

The Big Dig Weekend, 25-27 May 2018

This year The Big Dig Archaeology Weekend was run from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May, 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 over the…

SHAP Workshop: 18 May 2018

Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioners’ (SHAP) Workshop Friday 18 May 2018 The Role of Archaeology in Heritage Conservation 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…

ASHA Workshop: 20 Apr 2018

ASHA Workshop on Technical & Research Skills Friday 20th April 2018 The Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) is planning a series of workshops to enhance skills in key areas, as identified by ASHA members. The first workshop is aimed at refining practitioners’…

Cribbs Lane conservation work, 9-13 November 2017

As part of our ongoing conservation of The Big Dig site, the paving stones of Cribbs Lane have been painstakingly repointed with a lime mortar mix. Over the weekend the lane had to be kept damp, under hessian, to give the mortar time…

Historical Archaeology of Argentina, 1 Dec 2017

Dr Daniel Schávelzon, Director, Centre for Urban Archaeology Argentina, and Patricia Frazzi, Specialist in the Conservation and Restoration of Archaeological Heritage, will be giving a presentation about their work discovering, preserving and sharing the Historical Archaeology of Buenos Aires and Argentina. Their talk…

Sydney Open, 5 Nov 2017

Sydney Harbour YHA & The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre will be participating in Sydney Open 2017 on Sunday 5 November 2017.   This is an exciting opportunity for the public to visit us. We will be offering tours of the Hostel, The Big…