Restoring Time – The Story of the Hyde Park Barracks Clock

Australia’s oldest surviving public clock has more than just time to tell.

Join us for an engaging symposium exploring new research into the Hyde Park Barracks clock undertaken during a recent program of significant conservation works.

It has been 200 years since the Hyde Park Barracks clock first struck to mark the working hours of Sydney’s convicts. Learn about early colonial clocks and clock keepers and the important role of timekeeping in the colony. Hear insights into the clock’s maker and the people responsible for its care and conservation.

Speakers include Andrew Markerink, Master Clockmaker; Trenton Firth, Teacher in Watch and Clock Service and Repair, TAFE NSW; Mel Flyte, Acting Curator, Sydney Living Museums; and Peter Mehta, amateur horologist and clock researcher.

The conservation works were funded by the Commonwealth Government through the Australian Heritage Grants Program.

Refreshments included.


The Hyde Park Barracks clock during conservation works, 2019.

The Hyde Park Barracks clock during conservation works, 2019. Photo © Evolving Picture.

Adult - $45

Concession - $40

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When & Where

Friday 13 March 2020 9.30AM–12.30PM

The Mint

10 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
+612 8239 2288

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