CONTENTS

  1. List of Figures
  2. List of Tables
  3. Abbreviations
  4. Acknowledgements
  5. Preamble
  6. 1 Introduction
  7. The Hyde Park Barracks: A Brief History
  8. Architecture of the Hyde Park Barracks
  9. Modifications and Renovations
  10. Writing about the Barracks
  11. 2 The Underfloor Assemblage of the Hyde Park Barracks
  12. Architectural Context: The Subfloor Cavities
  13. Processes of Deposition: Accidental Loss, Rats and Concealment
  14. Recovery of the Underfloor Assemblage
  15. Summary of the Underfloor Assemblage
  16. The Stairwell Landing on Level 3
  17. History of the Collection
  18. 3 Charity and Immigration in 19th-Century NSW
  19. Government Welfare
  20. Female Immigrants
  21. Irish Female Orphans
  22. 4 The Workings of an Institution
  23. Room Use
  24. The Matron
  25. The Inmates
  26. Asylum Work
  27. Control
  28. Sanitation
  29. Medicine
  30. Death and Burial
  31. Visitors and Special Occasions
  32. Official and Administrative Records
  33. 5 Daily Life in the Asylum
  34. Communal Meals
  35. Smoking
  36. Sewing, Craft and Fancy Work
  37. Fancy Work
  38. Hat-Making
  39. Leather-Working and Shoe Repair
  40. Mending and Makeshift Tooling
  41. Textiles
  42. Cotton Prints
  43. Clothing
  44. Religious Instruction and Private Devotion
  45. Advice to the Dejected: Religious Tracts at the Hyde Park Barracks
  46. Rosaries and Devotional Medals
  47. Sectarian Division
  48. Religious Faith Among the Asylum Inmates
  49. Printed Matter: Literature and Reading
  50. 6 Private Lives
  51. The Applewhaite-Hicks Family
  52. Hicks Family Quarters and Artefact Assemblage
  53. Lucy Hicks
  54. Marked Goods: Ownership and Identification
  55. Ephemera and Keepsakes
  56. Children at the Hyde Park Barracks
  57. 7 The Archaeology of 19th-Century Institutions
  58. Life at the Hyde Park Barracks
  59. Daily Labour
  60. ‘Making do’: Institutional Consumption and Private Adaptation
  61. Improvement and Spirituality
  62. Concluding Remarks
  63. Appendices
  64. 1. Institutional occupants of the Hyde Park Barracks
  65. 2. Inmates from the Destitute Asylum
  66. 3. Artefact fragment counts from excavated deposits in Level 1 of the main building and peripheral areas
  67. References
  68. Index
  69. About the Contributors
  70. Copyright