by Irma Havlicek
Powerhouse Museum Online Producer
On Friday 9 November 2012, Hugh Thomas photographically documented the test trench site which we will begin to excavate this week. The purpose of the photography is so that there is a photographic record of how the site looked before it was cleared and excavation commenced.
He had as his able assistant in high wind, Rudy Alagich, who did a fine job wrangling fly-away pieces of paper – in particular the A4 sized arrow on paper in a plastic sleeve, which was to be placed in many of the photographs so that the direction of north was known.
Hugh takes photographs from several sides around the site, with Rudy placing the north indicator in some shots, and a metre stick to indicate scale in some shots (sometimes vertical, sometimes horizontal, sometimes both). Following is a selection of the photographs I took of this archaeophotography.