<p><strong>Good taste, fashion, luxury: a genteel Melbourne family and their rubbish</strong></br> Sarah Hayes</br> Sydney University Press in association with the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology </br> ISBN: 9781743324172</p> <p>Melbourne grew during the 19th century from its fledgling roots into a global metropolitan centre, and was home to many people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds. The Martin family arrived in Melbourne in 1839 and soon established themselves at the genteel Viewbank estate near Heidelberg.</p> <p>They were typical of the early, middle-class immigrants to Melbourne who brought their gentility and privilege with them to the colony. The Martins spent many years at Viewbank, and the physical remains they left behind provide a valuable case study for examining class negotiation in the colony through historical archaeology.</p> <p>In this important study, material culture is used to understand the unique way in which the Martin family used gentility to establish and maintain their class position.</p> <p>About the author</p> <p>Dr Sarah Hayes is a research fellow in the Department of Archaeology, Environment and Community Planning ar La Trobe University. </p> <p>To purchase a copy go to the <a href="https://sup-estore.sydney.edu.au/jspcart/cart/Product.jsp?nID=955&nCategoryID=1">SUP site</a>. </p>
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