Stoneware bottle

Convict (Unknown)
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Early Colonial bottle made by the Leak Pottery at Brickfields Hill, Sydney, possibly by Jonathon Leak. This business was started by Jonathon Leak, one of the best known early potters of the Colony who came out as a convict.

This artefact was discovered in an archaeological investigation in 1989 encompassing the foreshores of the Parramatta River from Arthur Street to Charles Street Wharf, from the Gasworks Bridge to Morton Street, land on George Street between Harris and Purchase Streets. The site has a varied history with the wharf landing in existence from 1788, and barracks, stores, granaries, a mens’ asylum, a mill and cloth factory all being in evidence at times between 1788 and the 1930s.
Stoneware clay
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Parramatta City Council Cultural Collection - Archaeology
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Accession date
21 Jun 2012
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