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The Sydney harbour Yha is great and includes a great archaeological dig Witch is amazing great history and stories highly recommended when visiting Sydney worth the Stairs from George’ street and located in the amazing rocks area great hostel to Joel Sydney Australia stay at...More
We spent a couple of nights in the International Youth Hostel, which has been built over ‘The Big Dig’. I find this sort of thing rather fascinating. There are display cases full of artefacts as well as information boards. The dig site is quite large...More
Behind the Susannah Place Museum, we found the Big Dig Archeology Education Centre.
They were digging big time and they did great work. They had digged a whole block of houses.
They had several panels that explained what we were seeing. Many artifacts were displayed...More
We stumbled upon this interesting site in the centre of the rocks area. What a find? Fortunately it was one of those days when we were exploring on foot and had no where to be by any given time. We spent at least an hour...More
I was totally unaware of this interesting sight in the heart of The Rocks. Hidden under the modern Youth Hostel is the "Big Dig" site. This displays the archaeological remains from Australia’s first European settlement. Archaeologists and lots of volunteers have uncovered remains of several...More
As they were building the YHA, they discovered the foundations of "old Sydney" that had been buried after an outbreak of plague. What I really liked was that they continued to build the YHA but raised part of it on piles, preserving the old foundations....More
Today, on a stroll around Circular Quay and the Rocks areas, I came across the Big Dig Archaeological site under the YHA accommodation at Sydney's Rocks district. I found a large area of open dig area protected by wire fences, located underneath the YHA building....More
A relatively unknown piece of Sydney history. It's an archaeological dig that shows the foundations of the earliest buildings in Sydney. It's very educational for the kids and there's plenty of photos that show what old town Sydney was like.
Although set up mainly for educational purposes for students, the Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre also has workshops for adults. Of interest for tourists is the actual dig site which shows the remnants of one of the convict's houses (George Cribb). Also there are artifact...More
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The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The
weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.