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Shifting understanding of farming in 18th century Parramatta – ASHA Online Seminar Series

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST


Due to the success of the online ASHA conference in 2021, we will be hosting a series of bi-monthly online seminars in 2022 to showcase the great research currently being undertaken in Australasia.  The talks will run for 45 to 50 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. The seminars will offer a great opportunity to engage with these significant projects. All bookings will be through Eventbrite (link is below) and a Zoom link will be sent via email with the confirmation of registration.  We look forward to seeing you – virtually!

The third seminar of the series will be Shifting understanding of farming in 18th century Parramatta at 6pm on Wednesday 20 July 2022.

Shifting understanding of farming in 18th century Parramatta

Dr Mary Casey, Casey & Lowe Archaeology and Heritage and the University of Sydney

The seminar will focus on the shifting understanding of farming practices in Parramatta during the 18th century.  Successful farming at Rose Hill was critical for making the British colony self-sustaining and viable.  Activities which supported farming were a central tenant of colonial pursuits as the early colony was often on the verge of starvation due to various constraints, such as climate, labour scarcities and environmental issues.  Recent archaeological results and environmental data on Parramatta projects affords new insight into the nature of government farming and the challenges which beset it.  New archaeological and environmental data along with the reassessment of historical documents allows for reframing understanding of government farming and the continued expansion of farming lands.


Please register through this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/shifting-understanding-of-farming-in-18th-century-parramatta-tickets-383299267427


July 20
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
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