Parramatta Hospital Archaeological Site
Parramatta Hospital Archaeological Site is a heritage-listed archaeological site at Marsden Street, Parramatta, City of Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
|Parramatta Hospital Archaeological Site|
A section of the Parramatta Hospital Archaeological Site
|Location||Marsden Street, Parramatta, City of Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia|
|Official name: Parramatta District Hospital - Archaeology; Archaeological Site potential - Parramatta District Hospital ; Parramatta Justice Precinct|
|Type||state heritage (archaeological-terrestrial)|
|Designated||2 April 1999|
It includes remains of the second convict hospital (1792-1818) and John Watts' third convict hospital (1818-1844), as well as other remains such as a convict hut, surgeon's residence and associated artefacts.
It was excavated in the 2000s as part of the Parramatta Justice Precinct development. The archaeological remains were incorporated into a new courtyard as part of the new development. Two pavilions were established to house exhibits and interpretation panels, and other aspects of the site were capped with a protective slab. The project won an AIA Award for heritage work in 2008.
The Parramatta Hospital Archaeological Site was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. It is of historical and archaeological significance as a record of convict settlement of the site dating back to 1790. This site is one of the first settled urban sites in Australia.
- "Parramatta District Hospital - Archaeology". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00828. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
- "Preliminary Results: Archaeological Investigation: Parramatta Justice Precinct" (PDF). Casey & Lowe Archaeology and Heritage. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
Media related to Parramatta Hospital Archaeological Site at Wikimedia Commons
- International Conservation Services. (2007). Parramatta Justice Precinct : heritage courtyard final interpretation strategy.
- Schwager, Brooks & Partners Pty Ltd (1992). Department of Health - s170 Register.
This Wikipedia article was originally based on Parramatta District Hospital - Archaeology, entry number 00828 in the New South Wales State Heritage Register published by the State of New South Wales and Office of Environment and Heritage 2018 under CC-BY 4.0 licence, accessed on 2 June 2018.