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A hierarchy of servitude: ceramics at Lake Innes Estate, New South Wales

Brooks, Alasdair; Connah, Graham


A British colonial estate in eastern Australia, built by 1830 and abandoned 20 years later, survives as the ruins of the Big House surrounded by stables, a farm and servants' quarters. The authors recovered pottery assemblages from a number of different servants' dwellings and here show that they differed from each other, revealing a 'hierarchy of servitude'. It is natural to think that such a situation would provide helpful analogies for earlier empires, like the Roman, but historical...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Antiquity


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