The Virtual Sydney Rocks Guidebook

Missing Image
The Big Dig Composite Measured Drawing
by Franz Reidel and Christina Kanellakis
Courtsey SHFA

The Big Dig was 20 week long archaeological excavation carried out in 1994 at a site between Cumberland and Gloucester Streets in the Rocks, Sydney. In addition to over 3/4 million artefacts, evidence for 42 houses was uncovered. Archival research has been able to identify about 90 of the individual inhabitants, one of whom was George Legg, a convict on the First Fleet.