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Dr Sarah Hayes Honorary Associate, Archaeology

Sarah Hayes is an historical archaeologist who has spent over a decade researching 19th-century Melbourne through discarded possessions, building remains and personal histories. Her current research for her Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award is on how the gold rush shaped quality of life in Victoria and the factors that determine individual participation in employment and society. Sarah's previous research has focused on class construction and social mobility in early Melbourne. In addition to her research, Sarah has worked as a tutor at La Trobe University, as an artefact specialist in consulting archaeology and in the management of moveable heritage in the museum and cultural heritage contexts.


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