Between 1996 and 1999, Heritage Victoria conducted three excavations at the site with help from archaeologists from Melbourne, La Trobe and Flinders Universities, and more than 140 archaeology students and community members.

The archaeologists uncovered the stone foundations of the house and remnants of hand-made brick walls, fireplaces and other features.

Click Here to listen to archaeologist Jeremy Smith describe the dig at Viewbank.

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The Dig
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From the interactive exhibition produced by Heritage Victoria Viewbank: Unearthing a Forgotten Colonial Homestead in Melbourne Suburbia.

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