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Hyde Park Barracks Souvenir Book

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Hyde Park Barracks Souvenir Book


A UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in the heart of historic Sydney, the Hyde Park Barracks is an extraordinary living record of early colonial Australia.

Originally built to house convicts, the barracks has also served as an immigration depot, asylum, law courts and government offices. Today it is a cutting-edge museum.

The Hyde Park Barracks Souvenir Book presents the history of the Hyde Park Barracks in a new format, and features colour images from the archaeology collection. 

This beautifully illustrated souvenir book showcases the stories told at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks, a fascinating building that holds the key to understanding Australia’s modern beginnings.

Today a museum, the Hyde Park Barracks provides an extraordinary new way to experience history. Through evocative storytelling, it brings to life the convict origins of colonial Australia and its impact on Aboriginal nations, and the shelter and care of immigrant and destitute women. It also displays thousands of items worn, touched and treasured by past residents, drawn from one of Australia’s most important archaeological collections.

The souvenir book features the stories, the people and the objects presented in the museum spaces.

Gary Crockett and Beth Hise
Published February 2020
80 pages
235mm x 170mm
ISBN 9781876991463

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