Jessie is an archaeologist and artefact analyst, specialising in the nineteenth century material culture of colonial Christchurch. She spent six years working in Christchurch post-earthquakes and now lives in Melbourne, where she is doing her PhD on the availability and use of material goods in Christchurch between 1850 and 1900.
JESSIE 'S PRESENTATIONS
London and Paris House: a Touch of Fancy in the Frontier City
BY JESSIE GARLAND
@ VOL 39
ON APR 27, 2019
Jessie Garland is an archaeologist and artefact analyst, specialising in the material culture of nineteenth century New Zealand. Originally from North Canterbury, she spend six years working with and sharing the vast quantity of archaeology discovered in Christchurch after the earthquakes. She now lives in Melbourne, where she is pursuing a PhD in archaeology, exploring the ways in which the availability and use of goods in historic Christchurch contributed to the development and identity of the modern city. Jessie is fascinated by the relationship people have with things and the ways that we use them to construct our own worlds, as individuals and as a society. In this PechaKucha, she explores aspects of that relationship in early Christchurch through the hidden archaeology of the fancy goods stores and other shops that once stood to the north of Cathedral Square.