Person in red shirt kneeling in front of lifted floorboards removing debris.

Hyde Park Barracks: a keeper of lost things

Uncover and explore some of the items found inside the barracks

Clay pipe with effigial bowl, spur and part stem with relief script. Maker Samuel Elliott, Sydney

Up in smoke: clay tobacco pipes

From the earliest days of the colony, Sydney-siders smoked them, broke them, and discarded them into drains, rubbish piles, work sites and hidden cracks and crevices of buildings


What does archaeology tell us?

Who were the secret archaeologists living at the Hyde Park Barracks?