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The Commonwealth Block in Melbourne

  • Tim Murray
  • Penny Crook
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Part of the Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology book series (CGHA)

Abstract

This chapter presents a discussion of the historical background to cesspits from ten Lots on the Commonwealth Block, Melbourne. It builds on previous publications by Murray and Mayne, but the core of the specific documentation of the cesspits and associated structures draws heavily on the site reports created by the first two major phases of excavation and on specific documentary research into the ownership and occupational histories of the houses and factories that comprised the Commonwealth Block precinct.

Keywords

Melbourne Commonwealth block Urban archaeology Cesspits 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Murray
    • 1
  • Penny Crook
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Arts, Social Sciences and CommerceLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Archaeology and HistoryLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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