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Exhibits of the Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney

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Exhibits of the Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney

The Hyde Park Barracks Museum is a brick building and compound designed by convict architect Francis Greenway in 1819 to house convict men and boys. Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a pre-eminent Australian Convict Sites as amongst “the best surviving examples of large-scale convict transportation and the colonial expansion of European powers through the presence and labour of convicts.”

Today, Hyde Park Barracks is a museum allows the exploration of the lives of convicts and other occupants through exhibitions on Sydney’s male convict labour force, Australia’s convict system, excavated artefacts, exposed layers of building fabric and the Barrack’s rooms and spaces.

Exhibits of the Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney

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