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Promotion poster for the Archaeological dig



In 1989 interest was growing in the significance of this part of early Melbourne and an archaeological dig was organised which involved a number of historians and archaeologists.

There are two reports arising from that project and they can both be downloaded here.Following those projects further archaeological work around Footscray has been done through Maribyrnong City Council and other channels.

' Archaeological dig.pdf' (11 mb)

This link is to download the actual report from the Archaeological Dig. Titled ‘Archaeological Investigations of the City Link Development Site Footscray 1989’.


'Grimes Reserve, Footscray_1989.pdf' (734 kb)

Similarly this is a smaller report about a smaller area within the larger archaeological study area and it is about work on what is now known as Grimes Reserve.


links and further archaeological information:

Since this survey further work has been done by the City of Maribyrnong through a Heritage Project which covers a broader area of the city.

See: https://www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/Files/6_Archaeological_Management_Plan.pdf


There are also a variety of web sites with information about local history and heritage. One being  ‘On My Doorstep’




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