Top 10 convict artefacts from Hyde Park Barracks: 1819-1848

Worn, torn, crafted, mended, stored, hidden, traded, gambled, or adapted by convicts – these convict artefacts found at Hyde Park Barracks are amongst the rarest and most personal artefacts to have survived from Australia’s early convict period.

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Fiona seated in hammock in Hyde Park Barracks.
Dr Fiona Starr
Curator
The Mint and Hyde Park Barracks Museum
Fiona claims her love of Australian history, genealogy and world history is hereditary – passed on by her mother and grandmother.

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