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Reverberatory furnace, Copper Smelter No. 1, Cadia, near Orange. The site was excavated in 2001 in advance of mining. Built in 1861-1862 by John Penrose Christoe, a Welsh smelterman, Copper Smelter No. 1 was only the second set of efficient reverberatory furnaces built on a mine site in NSW.


Downloads are available for a number of projects:


Marsden & Macquarie Street, Parramatta
Archaeological excavations, Marsden and Macquarie Streets, Parramatta.
Open day leaflet 1 & leaflet 2


Elizabeth Farm, Parramatta
"Much Ado About Mortar – recent archaeology at Elizabeth Farm", in Insites, the Magazine of the Historic House Trust, Winter 2008, Issue 55, pages 8-9. Article.


Belgenny Farm, Camden Park Estate
Archaeological excavations, The "Small Miserable Hut", Belgenny.


Season 1 (September 2008)
Information leaflet for Season 1
ABC local radio interview – with Steve Parsons, ABC Illawarra (Australian Broadcasting Commission Library Sales). 9.5MB MP3
Channel 7 news item – with Paul Marshall, Channel 7. 40.3MB MP4
Sydney Morning Herald newspaper article
Camden Advertiser newpaper article
Download excavation summary report for Season 1


Season 2 (May 2009)
Download the information leaflet for Season 2 of the excavation.
Camden Advertiser (3 June 2009, second article on 3 June 2009, 10 June 2009).
Macarthur Chronicle (2 June 2009).
Download the summary report for Season 2.

Letter to the editor, Camden Advertiser (24 June 2009, 8 July 2009, letter to the editor 8 July 2009).


Glasshouse, Port Macquarie
Archaeological excavations of the Glasshouse, Clarence and Hay Streets, Port Macquarie.
Summary of the findings


The first Post Office in Port Macquarie
Archaeological excavations of the former Todd Holden site, 18-20 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie.
Open day leaflet 1 & leaflet 2
ABC local radio interview – with Pam Macintosh, ABC Mid North Coast NSW (Australian Broadcasting Commission Library Sales). 4.9MB MP3


You can download a number of EHA publications.


Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Nomination.
Download a copy of the World Heritage Nomination.


Archaeological Management Plans.
Download the model guidelines for the preparation of archaeological management plans from the NSW Heritage Branch website.


Volunteer on an excavation.
Application form to participate as a volunteer in an excavation

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