Nicholas Pitt

Postgraduate Research Student

Thesis Title

Signs of civilisation - urban settlers and their material culture in the Sydney area, 1825 to 1850



This study explores how the colonial rhetoric of settlement, improvement and civilisation interacted with the physical circumstances of settlers' day-to-day lives in the urban context of Sydney between c.1825 and c.1850. It will draw upon both traditional documentary historical archives and the results of heritage management archaeological excavations.