The history of 200 George.
Godden Mackay Logan Pty Ltd (GML) was engaged by Mirvac and AMP Capital to undertake heritage and archaeological investigations as part of the redevelopment of the site, incorporating 200 George Street, 190 George Street and 4 Dalley Street.
Excavation in the northern part of the 190 George Street basement uncovered a natural sandstone shelf bedrock below the basement floor. Many features had been cut into the bedrock, including a large well 2.5m deep and 1.6m wide brimming with interesting artefacts. Amongst the finds were leather shoes and offcuts, buttons, pins, scissors, candle snuffers, coins, clay pipes and a brooch, with the most significant and interesting artefacts now displayed in cases integrated within the Crane Place stairs.
Please feel free to click on the interactive image above to explore the contents of each case in greater detail.
Please click here to read 200 George Street Stories by Antoni Lee for a fascinating insight into life in colonial Australia and the stories of individuals who lived and worked around the area we now know as 200 George Street.