Director Martin Carney and AMAC Group were invited to participate in the 2009 'Breaking the Shackles' Exhibition held by the Parramatta Heritage and Information Centre. Curated by Gay Hendrikson, the exhibition showcased the 18th and 19th century archaeology of Parramatta.
AMAC Group presented results from three key archaeological sites in Parramatta: Miller's Cordial Factory, Woolcott's Chemist from 41-47 George Street and The Duke of Wellington Inn at the corner of Church Street and Victoria Road. The archaeology of those sites was examined with regards to their relationship to the early beverage trade and other industries in Parramatta. Evidence for the manufacture and vending of beverages by former convict ginger beer brewers and Inn keepers at these sites was also identified. Additionally the life and work of William Burgin, jeweler, photographer and publican, and his family was viewed through archaeological remains.
AMAC Group's 'Breaking the Shackles' research document can be found here.
Several libraries host the exhibition book and AMAC Group's research:
'Breaking the Shackles' - AMAC Group and Martin Carney
'Breaking the Shackles : Historical lives in Parramatta's Archaeological Landscape'