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Title Mother of Pearl clothing stud, in the shape of a flower
Department Archaeology/Heritage and Cultural Collections
Subject Category Early Colonial
Victorian - early
Victorian - mid
domestic life/life style/manners & customs/social sciences/ideas & concepts/Topic Terms/Australian Pictorial Thesaurus
Description Small oblong white Mother of Pearl Stud in shape of flower

This object was discovered during an archaeological excavation of Aird Street Parramatta, prior to building works to extend Westfield Shopping Centre. Originally swamp land and then used for farming, the Aird Street site was then used for residential and business purposes (largely brickworks). It was first laid out c1810 with dwellings shown on the 1823 map of Parramatta. Objects from this excavation include some early Colonial artefacts but most finds were domestic objects and building materials from the second half of the 19th century. These included buttons, pins, thimbles, plates, leather, fabric, coins and bricks. James Smith Joseph Curtis, James Howarth and Martin Sweeney are people associated with this area.
Site Description Aird Street
Site Name Westfield
Site Place Parramatta/New South Wales/Australia
Collection Parramatta City Council Cultural Collection - Archaeology
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