ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Archaeological material from ‘Little Lon’
During 198788, historical archaeologists conducted a dig within part of Melbourne’s central business district. Thousands of objects used and discarded during the last third of the 19th century were found, providing fascinating insights into the people who once lived there.
The excavated area had an unsavoury reputation as a ‘red light district’ and as ‘the heart of Melbourne’s slumdom’, yet archaeologists also found magnums that once held the best French champagne.
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